Strict emissions standards could cost new car buyers more than $3,000

According to a new study, the switch to the stricter Euro 7 emission standards will make the production of new cars significantly more expensive.

A study commissioned by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) found that the technology needed to meet Euro 7 emissions standards will make new cars more expensive to build by around 2,000 euros ($3,300) – significantly more than that of The figure given by the European Commission ranged from 180 to 450 euros when it announced the strict rules.

These estimates relate to the cost of building cars rather than the cost passed on to consumers.

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Euro 7 regulations mandating emissions from tire abrasion are likely to make tires more expensive, and the cost of meeting these strict standards on lower-end city cars means brands are willing to scrap their most affordable vehicles, which means that the final cost of these standards to consumers can be well above the manufacturing cost of €2000.

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The Euro 7 standards, which apply equally to petrol and diesel vehicles, are intended to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 35 percent and particulate matter emissions by 13 percent compared to the previous Euro 6 regulations.

Proposed changes for Euro 7 include expanding Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing and introducing continuous monitoring of emissions from onboard technology.

In addition, the regulation would cover emissions from tyres, exhaust systems and brakes.

Car manufacturers have been vocal in their opposition to Europe’s plans for these standards, so it comes as no surprise that their top body in Europe is commissioning this study.

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Skoda has announced that it will make such models prohibitively expensive to manufacture and homologate Kamiq, Scala And Fabiawhile Volkswagen and Hyundai said stricter rules could mean the end golf or petrol-powered N models.

Some European legislators have also opposed the standards.

Italy, along with a number of other European countries, is ready to block the implementation of stricter Euro 7 emissions regulations, according to Italian Transport Minister Matteo Salvini.

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He criticized the proposed Euro 7 rules during a car dealers conference in Verona in early May ReutersHe described it as “clearly wrong” and environmentally unfriendly considering the larger goal of electrification.

“Italy, along with France, the Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary, has the numbers to prevent that leap into the unknown,” he said.

“We are now a blocking minority, we want to become a majority.”

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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