25 August 2023


During the last committees’ meetings before the summer recess, MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committees adopted their opinions on the Commissions’ Euro 7 proposal.

In their respective opinions (IMCO, ITRE and TRAN), the three Committees emphasised the importance of achieving a balance between environmental performance and the costs associated with technology upgrades. This approach aims to ensure legal clarity and alignment with international standards, providing the market with adequate time to adapt.

Within the draft reports, the option of transmitting data over-the-air would now be presented as an optional provision. On top of that, only relevant data related to the vehicle's emissions behaviour, such as pollutant sensor and exhaust flow data, would be subject to transmission. However, one notable shortcoming in the committees' deliberations was the absence of a proposed framework to incentivise the adoption of Euro 7 within the market.

The lead committee on the EURO 7 file, the ENVI committee, is expected to adopt its report in September, with a plenary vote scheduled for October 2023. At Council level, the Spanish Presidency is expected to propose a compromise text to be discussed at the next Competitiveness Council scheduled on 25 September.