Euro 7: Trilogues ahead

Brussels, 9 November 2023The European Parliament endorsed its position on the Euro 7 air pollutant emission standards. Both Parliament and Council dialled back the level of ambition of the proposal by the European Commission. The next step is for the European Parliament and the governments of the member states in the Council to negotiate the final shape of the regulation. 

Benjamin Krieger, Secretary General of CLEPA, the European association of automotive suppliers, says: “We would welcome an agreement in the trilogue which is oriented towards the Parliament’s position on limits and test conditions. Furthermore, it will be very important to at least streamline the implementation timeline with the review of the Air Quality Directive, which is being negotiated in parallel.” 

“Overall, the proposal by the European Commission, with some safeguards, would have stimulated further innovation, building on the advanced vehicle technology already on the EU market. With the direction the regulation takes now, the anticipated cost for its implementation can no longer be seen as an issue.” 

Now that the European Parliament has reached their position, the inter-institutional negotiations between the Commission, Parliament and Council are set to begin and move quickly.  

CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers based in Brussels, represents over 3,000 companies, from multi-nationals to SMEs, supplying state-of-the-art components and innovative technology for safe, smart and sustainable mobility, investing over €30 billion yearly in research and development. Automotive suppliers in Europe directly employ 1.7 million people in the EU.

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