Czechia calls on Commission to rethink new car emissions standards – EURACTIV.com

Upcoming regulations on Euro 7 emission standards for all petrol and diesel vehicles “appear to be almost impossible to implement”, complained Czech Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček in a letter to the European Commission .

In the letter, seen by EURACTIV.cz, Havlíček argued that the proposal for new emissions standards must be proportional, cost effective and feasible. Otherwise, the only result will be the limited supply of new vehicles and a significant increase in vehicle prices, Havlíček wrote in the letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner Thierry Breton.

The European Commission will offer Euro 7 by the end of 2021. According to the auto industry, the planned regulation could literally kill combustion-engine cars from 2025 – 10 years before the proposed ban on sales of new fossil fuel cars described in the EU directive. Fit for 55 parcels.

Stricter regulations and higher prices for new vehicles, according to the Czech government, will force people to keep their old cars – a scenario that could even have a negative impact on the environment.

“The adoption of both Euro 7 regulations and the strengthening of performance standards for CO2 emissions for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in the same time frame, without a thorough assessment of their combined effects, may have a negative impact on consumers and the automotive industry. », Declared the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of industry, trade and transport.

(Aneta Zachová | EURACTIV.cz)

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