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ACEA releases Euro 7/VII position paper

9 December 2020

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) released a position paper on the future Euro 7/VII emission regulations that are being developed by the European Commission (EC) and its Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards (AGVES). The paper summarizes ACEA’s considerations on the Euro 7/VII developments at the AGVES meeting on October 27, where the EC’s CLOVE consortium of consultants presented more concrete proposals and scenarios for Euro 7/VII emission limits and testing procedures.

In the position paper, ACEA strongly criticizes the Euro 7 proposals presented by CLOVE, and describes them as, “to the greatest extent, technically infeasible for vehicles with combustion engines”.

The key issues raised by ACEA include:

The CLOVE scenarios also introduce limits for greenhouse gases including N2O and CH4, while CO2 would not be limited for an individual vehicle. The new proposal also sets limits for particles (PN) based on SPN10 (particles sizes down to 10 nm).

The ACEA position paper includes a number of specific, technical comments on the proposed emission limits and the aftertreatment architectures that would be necessary to meet the proposed requirements.

The proposals presented by the CLOVE consortium in AGVES do not necessarily represent the final EC proposal for Euro 7/VII, which is expected to be released in 2021.

Source: ACEA