Estimated additional costs of buying a car related to the adoption of Euro 7 standards
Question for written answer E-000841/2023
to the Commission
Marie Dauchy (ID), Roman Haider (ID), Eric Minardi (ID), Evžen Tošenovský (ECR), Aldo Patriciello (PPE), Gunnar Beck (ID), Tudor Ciuhodaru (S&D), Guido Reil (ID), Charlie Weimers (ECR), Gilles Lebreton (ID), Mathilde Androuët (ID), Anna Zalewska (ECR), Susanna Ceccardi (ID), Jorge Buxadé Villalba (ECR), André Rougé (ID), Hermann Tertsch (ECR)
On 10 November 2022, the Commission adopted the new Euro 7 standards, which are expected to come into force as soon as 1 July 2025 for light-duty vehicles and as of 1 July 2027 for heavy-duty vehicles.
The proposal for a regulation, which will shortly be put to the vote in Parliament, aims to improve air quality by updating and tightening up pollutant emission limits, as well as by regulating emissions from brakes and tyres.
In November 2022, the Commission stated that the measures this regulation would impose on the auto industry would not be passed on to the consumer, estimating that they would only result in an additional cost of ‘around EUR 100-150’ for new car buyers. The President of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), however, has estimated that, on average, the additional cost is more likely to be around EUR 2 000.
- 1.How did the Commission arrive at such a low figure when calculating this additional cost?
- 2.How did the Commission and the ACEA come to such different conclusions?