The European Council today voted on the proposed Euro 7 pollution standards for cars, vans and trucks. T&E said that the severely weakened proposals agreed by ministers will do nothing to improve air quality and the health of European citizens. Instead it will allow the automotive industry to greenwash cars as ‘clean Euro 7’ while still running on highly polluting Euro 6 technology.
Anna Krajinska, vehicle emissions and air quality manager at Transport & Environment, said:
“The Council position on Euro 7 is a disaster for air quality putting carmakers record profits ahead of people’s health. Instead of reducing pollution it will greenwash today’s polluting Euro 6 cars as ‘clean’ Euro 7 vehicles. Policymakers in the Parliament have the final opportunity to set a meaningful Euro 7 regulation. They should not squander it for the sake of everyone’s health.”