BERLIN – Volkswagen known as on Thursday for the implementation of recent EU emissions standards to be pushed to at the least autumn of 2026, barely over a year later than planned, with the purpose of all new cars assembly the requirements by autumn 2027.
The carmaker may meet this timeline offered the legislation comes into power in mid-2024, giving carmakers two years’ discover to start implementing the deliberate requirements and three years to cowl their total new fleets, Volkswagen mentioned ready paper.
European Union international locations and lawmakers will negotiate the “Euro 7” proposals this 12 months on tighter limits for automotive emissions and for heavy-duty trucks and buses, together with nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
European carmakers are combating again in opposition to the proposed emission rules they argue are too pricey and inconceivable to implement on the velocity the European Fee expects.
Nonetheless, the Fee argues the measures are wanted as quickly as doable to chop dangerous emissions whereas combustion engine automobiles stay on the street.
Anticipating the brand new norms to be carried out from July 2025 would result in a manufacturing halt for a lot of fashions over many months throughout Europe, Volkswagen mentioned in its place paper on Thursday.
Different elements of the regulation like limitations on the tiny particulates from brake and tire put on must be delayed, Volkswagen mentioned, with out offering a date.
“Several years of lead time are needed,” the assertion mentioned, pointing to an absence of suppliers or industrialised manufacturing of tyres assembly the brand new necessities.
Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Enhancing by Friederike Heine and Emelia Sithole-Matarise
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