EU agrees deal on lorry emissions

New standards for emissions from heavy vehicles were agreed in December.1 Greater restrictions on nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulates and other pollutants from lorries and buses will apply from 2013.

MEPs approved the ‘Euro VI’ standards in mid-December. They backed the European Commission’s original proposals, issued a year ago (ENDS Report 396, p 49 ). Euro VI will now be rubber-stamped by ministers, replacing the current Euro IV and Euro V emission standards.

New vehicles of existing models must sho

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