The European Union retreats.


Today, the headlines of many media writing on car themes, and just popular publications and Internet resources, predict the ambulance of the usual internal combustion engines.

As is known, in the very near future in the European Union, further tightening of environmental requirements for motor transport are expected: the EURO-6 rules will be taken to replace the EURO-7 standards.

To us, in Russia, far away in this race, econors, as well as other developing countries, have to repeat the path that has passed others. We have only euro-6 norms in front. The other day, for example, they were injected in India.

But in Europe, where in the period 2024-2025, the officials of the European Commission intend to introduce Euro-7 automakers of the old light not to jokes. They have long been hit in Nabat and constantly say: these norms should not be voluntarist, but should be technically achievable. Since individual emissions are scheduled for Europe, seriously threatens what, de facto, will mean the end of ordinary cars with an internal combustion engine. They are so strict that otherwise

But from Europe came encouraging news. The European Commission under the pressure of the arguments and lobbyists from the auto industry retreated and recognizes that such strict, as initially expected, there will be no standards in the end.

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At the same time, the head of the VDA recognizes that it is only a partial success. However, there is a chance that the EURO-7 emission standard, the introduction of which is scheduled for 2025, will still be de facto to mean the end of the era of conventional internal combustion engines.

The fact is that the officials of the European Commission adjusted only the part of the standards that turned out to be technically impossible. For example, for different types of movement: uniform movement on a straight road or when driving up a mountain with a towed trailer. It was originally believed that emissions should be measured under any conditions of movement, without any exceptions. Thus, this would mean the actual end of the internal combustion engine, because such restrictions simply could not match.

VDA in this context emphasizes that such a step will actually be worse for the environment. Instead, the most modern internal combustion engines with the lowest emissions were released on the market, which would allow customers to use old cars with old aggregates longer and, therefore, higher emissions.

At the same time, VDA recognizes that even without this adjustment, the EURO-7 standard will become a big challenge for engineers. «At the initial assessment, these new standards for reducing emissions of pollutants are five to ten times more serious than EURO-6. These characteristics of emissions standings are still on the border of what can be achieved technically, «the VDA chapter notes.

«We still have to be very careful that Euro-7 do not damage internal combustion engines. On the other hand, the European Commission confirmed that this is not its goal, «adds Muller.

VDA at the same time emphasizes how clean modern engines. In practice, it turns out that the most advanced power units reaches even lower emissions than the EU rules require. «Thus, Eurostandart-7 should be the further logical development of the Euro 6D standard. If the new EU offer is appropriately developed, the opportunity will open for the newest and clean car generation, «the VDA leader said.

Auto producers have even more opportunities to reduce emissions of internal combustion engines, and not just to improve their design again. The ideal solution seems to be synthetic fuel, fuel obtained from renewable resources, the development of which supports VDA. «Because the climate is the problem of not the internal combustion engine, but rather, the types of fuel used,» the Frau Muller emphasizes.