January 2, 2008

European Union proposes tighter emissions standards for trucks and buses

Brussels, Belgium – The European Union Commission has proposed tighter limits on emissions for trucks and buses, which it says will be a “step forward towards global harmonization as it foresees limit values similar to those of the United States of America.”

The proposed Euro VI standard builds on the current Euro V stage, further reducing nitrogen oxides by 80 per cent and particulate matter by 66 per cent. As well, current legislation will be simplified; directives, which need to be transposed in 27 different national legislations, will be replaced by regulations which are directly applicable. The Euro VI is expected to come into force in 2013.

“More stringent emission limits will pave the way for cleaner trucks and buses,” said G

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