BERLIN – Volkswagen referred to as on Thursday for the implementation of latest EU emissions standards to be pushed to at the very least autumn of 2026, barely over a year later than planned, with the intention of all new cars assembly the requirements by autumn 2027.
The carmaker may meet this timeline supplied the legislation comes into drive in mid-2024, giving carmakers two years’ discover to start implementing the deliberate requirements and three years to cowl their whole new fleets, Volkswagen mentioned ready paper.
European Union nations and lawmakers will negotiate the “Euro 7” proposals this yr on tighter limits for automobile emissions and for heavy-duty trucks and buses, together with nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
European carmakers are preventing back against the proposed emission laws they argue are too pricey and unattainable to implement on the pace the European Fee expects.
Nonetheless, the Fee argues the measures are wanted as quickly as attainable to chop dangerous emissions whereas combustion engine automobiles stay on the highway.
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 across Europe, Volkswagen mentioned in its place paper on Thursday.
Different features 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 a scarcity 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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