2013 is the year of resolution

January 9, 2013

Funding Scheme: 2013-01-09


Since December 31, 2012, European Union has authorized the application of the new legislation called “the Euro VI norm” which consist of eliminating the effects of nitrogen oxides and dust emitted from new types of trucks and buses. This new legislation also oversees a set of norms for the European automotive industry


In addition to the health and environment, the new legislation will also have a positive impact on industry: the legislation introduces world-wide harmonised test procedures and standards which should help boost European automotive industry exports. In addition, EU automotive legislation is now simpler and becomes effective more quickly – directly applicable regulations have replaced directives, thus eliminating the time required for their transposition into 27 different national legislations.

 Euro VI – emissions from heavy duty vehicles


The new European law lays down common EU rules for pollutant emissions from heavy motor vehicles and their engines. It was developed in line with the principles of Better Regulation and following recommendations from the High Level Group for Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st century (CARS 21) and feedback from a public consultation.

Benefits of the new norms include:

a reduction of 80% in nitrogen oxides and 66% in particulate matter emissions, as compared to 2008 levels under the previous Euro V norms.

the introduction of global harmonised test procedures and standards with USA equivalent emission limit values

a positive cost benefit ratio, as proven by the impact assessment.

Url description: European Commission Press

Url: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=6346&lang=fr&title=New-Year%27s-resolution%3A-less-pollution-from-buses-and-trucks

Url info description: Euro VI

Url info: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/automotive/environment/eurovi/index_en.htm