21 December 2023


On 18 December, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached a provisional agreement on new EU rules for type-approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles, also known as Euro 7.

The provisional agreement retains the Euro 6 emissions limits for cars and vans but strengthens the emission limits for buses and trucks, including pollutants that were not regulated in Euro VI, such as nitrous oxide (N2O). Negotiators also agreed to introduce limits for particles emitted by brakes (in electric vehicles in particular) and lifetime requirements including battery durability. The Regulation will apply 30 months after its entry into force for cars and vans (42 months for new vehicles), and 48 months for buses, trucks and trailers (60 months for new vehicles).

The agreement now needs to be formally endorsed by the Parliament and the Council before its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

Source: Council of the EU, European Parliament