MILAN — Renault CEO Luca de Meo stated the European Union’s proposed Euro 7 emissions guidelines for automobiles would distract the auto business from its path to electrification and thanked the Italian authorities for opposing them.
EU nations and lawmakers are due this yr to barter proposed new Euro 7 laws that tightens automobile emission limits for pollution together with nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide and is designed to use to vehicles and vans from July 2025 and to buses and vehicles two years later.
At the identical time, the European Commission has set a 2035 deadline for phasing out manufacturing of fossil gasoline vehicles, though it lately launched an exemption for these automobiles operating on e-fuels.
“They want to introduce a new regulation which would distract us from our mission to transform the industry,” de Meo stated. “This would require us to put a lot of money on things which have no future, so I wish the European Union could review its intentions” to approve the Euro 7 regulation in the way in which that’s at present proposed.
De Meo, an Italian nationwide who can be president of European auto foyer group ACEA, was talking remotely at an occasion in Trento, Italy, on Friday.
De Meo stated that in its battle in opposition to Euro 7 regulation the ACEA was aligned with the Italian authorities. “Italy has taken a very clear position on this and we thank it for its support,” he stated.
Earlier this month, Italy’s Transport Minister Matteo Salvini stated Italy and allies within the EU “have the numbers” to dam the Euro 7 regulation.