Newly proposed Euro 7 regulations not only lay out guidelines for vehicle emissions for next-generation vehicles, but will also include tire and brake emissions.
In recognition of the fact that all vehicles, regardless of their emissions, generate tire and brake particle emissions, the European Union’s new proposed framework will become the first worldwide standard to move beyond exhaust emissions. The Euro 7 rules will set out additional limits for particulate emissions generated by brakes, and rules for microplastics production due to tire wear. These rules will apply to all vehicles, including electric.
“The shift to electric mobility will bring important improvements to air quality for citizens. It’s why our CO2 emissions standards and Euro 7 norms work hand-in-hand to ensure we get more vehicles that are clean and affordable on Europe’s roads,” said Frans Timmermans, executive vice president for the European Green Deal, European Commission.
“Especially in cities, citizens have been demanding cleaner air, and the new Euro 7 standards will help deliver that. We will have more precise emissions testing that reflects real driving conditions, we will regulate pollutants like ammonia to reduce smog in cities, and we will limit the release of microplastics from tires. Together with the upcoming CO2 standards for trucks and buses, the new Euro 7 norms will also provide the right framework to get these kind of heavy-duty vehicles on the road to zero-emissions.”