The Commission has proposed four possible scenarios for cutting air pollution from heavy vehicles as a first step towards a set of Euro-6 emissions limits.


    The scenarios all envisage stricter limits to particles, NOx, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and ammonia, but two of the four scenarios would mean higher carbon dioxide emissions. Research for the Commission says the scenarios would add between €1000 and €6000 to the cost of a vehicle, but no date has been proposed for the new standards to come into force. The consultation runs until 5 September, and draft legislation is expected around the end of the year.

    This news story is taken from the July 2007 edition of T&E Bulletin.