Policy update

Euro 7: The new emission standard for light- and heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union


On December 18, 2023, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) reached an agreement on new emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Pending formal adoption by both Parliament and Council, the new regulation will supersede the current Euro 6 regulation for passenger cars and vans (EC) 715/2007 and the Euro VI regulation for trucks and buses (EC) 595/2009.

The Euro 7 regulation sets requirements for the type-approval of vehicles, brake systems, and tires that are intended to be sold in the European Union regarding their emissions behavior. It stipulates emission limits, sets emission-relevant minimum durability requirements, and defines requirements for on- and off-board compliance verification methods.

This policy update summarizes the key elements of the Euro 7 regulation and highlights the changes compared to the current emission standards.