Euro 7 standards and our commitment to sustainable mobility
How Euro 7 standards revolutionise sustainable mobility and enhance your rental experience
In an ever-evolving landscape, the automotive industry plays a pivotal role in shaping a greener tomorrow. As concerns over air quality and carbon emissions continue to gain momentum, governments and regulatory bodies are implementing stringent measures to curb pollution. In this quest for cleaner and more efficient vehicles, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront, introducing a series of emission standards that set the bar for environmentally friendly vehicles.
The latest milestone in this journey is the Euro 7 standards, a set of regulations designed to raise the bar even higher for vehicle emissions. But what exactly do these standards entail, and when can we expect them to come into play?
Euro 7 Standards Unveiled
The European Commission's decision to implement the Euro 7 emission standards signals a significant leap forward in the pursuit of cleaner and greener mobility. These standards, that come into effect on 1st July 2025 are designed to address air quality concerns and mitigate the environmental impact of road transport. With a focus on reducing harmful emissions, Euro 7 sets stringent limits on pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter, and hydrocarbons. Put simply, they are pollutants that are generated during the combustion process.
Implications for Road Users
For road users, the Euro 7 standards bring a host of benefits. Improved air quality, reduced health risks associated with air pollution, and a more sustainable future are some of the positive outcomes we can anticipate. As vehicles adhere to these stricter emission limits, we can look forward to a healthier and more pleasant environment for road users and the wider community.
While Euro 6 solely focuses on tailpipe emissions, the new Euro 7 will also include limits on tyre and brakes emissions to help reduce microplastic waste.
The expected results from this new emissions standard are a 35% reduction in NOx emissions from cars and vans, and 56% fewer emissions from lorries and buses, along with a 13% reduction in tailpipe emissions from cars and vans, and 27% lower emissions from lorries and buses.
Check your vehicles CO2 output: Car fuel data, CO2 and vehicle tax tools (vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk)
Impact on Vehicle Prices
New research indicates that the expenses associated with implementing Euro 7 proposals for cars, vans, and trucks are expected to be four to 10 times higher than the figures put forth by the European Commission.
According to a study conducted by Frontier Economics, the projected cost per vehicle stands at approximately €2,000 (£1,740) for cars and vans equipped with internal combustion engines, and nearly €12,000 (£10,450) for diesel trucks and buses, which are largely driven by equipment and investment costs.
In contrast, the Commission's Euro 7 impact assessment estimates a considerably lower cost, ranging from €180-450 (£156-390) for cars and vans, and €2,800 (£2,430) for trucks and buses.
Source: Frontier Economics based on ACEA member data, EC IA tables 21 and 23
Note: Indirect cost estimates reflect an illustrative example of undiscounted cost for additional fuel consumption over the lifetime of a Euro 7 vehicle.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
At Reflex, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability. By investing in the latest eco-friendly vehicles and supporting you on the road to zero with our unique EV:IE (Electric Vehicle Information Exchange) model, we aim to provide multiple sustainable transportation solutions.
Advantages for Our Rental Customers
Our customers can take pride in contributing to a cleaner planet by reducing their carbon footprint. With lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency, Euro 7 vehicles align with the values of environmentally conscious travellers who seek sustainable options without compromising on quality. In addition, Euro 7 compliant vehicles also provide financial benefits by exempting them from Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charges, offering cost savings for businesses operating within these zones.
Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond mere compliance; it's our mindset that shapes our approach to providing innovative and eco-conscious mobility solutions. Together, with our customers, we can drive positive change and pave the way for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future on the roads.
Speak with one of our fleet experts today, so we can work together to create positive change https://www.reflexvehiclehire.com/ev-ready