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Complete Review of Euro Emissions Regulations for Heavy Vehicles

Comment 3rd September 2010

We are asking for a complete review of the Euro emissions regulations for heavy vehicles (known as Euro I, Euro II etc.)

Why does this matter?

Though the original intention of these regulations was a laudable one (reduction of emissions harmful to health), they are resulting in increased fuel consumption by heavy vehicles (lorries, buses and coaches) and we believe that the increased CO2 emissions which they are now causing are more potentially damaging than the NOx and particulate emissions which they are designed to reduce.

In particular, we believe that moving to Euro VI will present huge engineering difficulties which will result in increased complexity and weight and further reduce fuel efficiency.

It is time to make improved fuel consumption our primary goal and refrain from adopting more severe NOx and particulate targets. The Euro emissions process should be stopped at Euro V and resources devoted to setting realistic CO2 targets instead.


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