About: Euro 5

Future of mobility 29-06-2017

Does car sharing really reduce car use?

Concerns that sharing schemes do not deliver a net reduction in car use are not supported by evidence, writes Greg Archer. Now, digitisation and the sharing economy provide an opportunity to reduce the number of vehicles in our cities even further, he contends.
Electric vehicles 06-04-2017

Rethinking the cost of conventionally fueled road transport

If the human health costs from air pollution were to be accounted and paid for by the fossil car industry, we would see the price tag of conventional cars double, writes Teodora Serafimova.
Transport 21-09-2016

29 million vehicles exceed EU NOX limits

One year on from the revelation of Volkswagen's fraudulent emissions testing, a study has revealed that 29 million diesel vehicles in Europe exceed the legal limit for nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Climate change 15-06-2011

Behind closed doors: Air quality in buildings

Restrictions on tobacco smoke and the Asbestos scandal have put indoor air quality under the spotlight in the recent past, resulting in tough policies to stop damage to human health. While tobacco continues to be the biggest health culprit, nowadays attention is also turning to "chemical cocktails," toxic fumes from heating and cooking, and damp and mould caused by poor ventilation.
Transport 17-12-2008

EU tightens air pollution limits for trucks

The European Parliament's adoption of the so-called Euro VI regulation on the exhaust emission standards of heavy vehicles will force new lorries and buses sold in Europe to meet stricter air pollution limits by 2014.
Transport 17-07-2008

MEPs suggest leniency on air pollution caps for trucks

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted in favour of slightly watering down limits on nitrogen oxide emissions from trucks and buses, saying too tough a target would simply make it harder for them to cut their CO2 emissions.
Transport 17-07-2007

EU eyes tighter air-pollution caps for heavy vehicles

By the end of 2007, trucks and buses could be faced with costly plans from the Commission to reduce harmful emissions, such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
Transport 31-05-2007

Euro 5 emissions standards for cars

The EU has adopted strict new caps on pollutant emissions from diesel and petrol cars, limiting in particular nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) which pose the most serious health and environmental problems.
Transport 14-12-2006

MEPs allow SUVs extra time to cut noxious fumes

The Parliament has approved more cuts on cars' harmful pollutants emissions, but environmentalists maintain that the new standards will still be too weak.
Climate change 25-10-2006

Up in the air: EU ambient air quality standards

EU lawmakers look set to clash over the ambient air quality directive next year after the Council took an opposite view from the Parliament's. The proposal is linked to future emissions standards for cars (Euro 5) to be agreed in November.
Transport 19-09-2006

MEPs push back new EU car-pollution limits

The Parliament’s environment committee agreed to new rules on car pollution that will effectively delay until 2011 carmakers’ obligation to further cut emissions of harmful air pollutants from new vehicles.
Climate change 22-06-2006

MEPs want tight, yet flexible air quality rules

Limit values on pollution caused by vehicle fuel exhausts and agriculture could be tightened if the EP follows the opinion of its environment committee in September. Environmentalists say the new limits are "a smokescreen".
Climate change 24-03-2006

EEA: Traffic-related pollution “alarming” in EU cities

New data from the European Environment Agency reveals air pollution limit values were frequently exceeded at street level and in urban hotspots during the year 2000.
Transport 22-12-2005

Commission tightens up car pollution limits

New 'Euro 5' emissions limits tabled by Brussels on 21 December would require that automakers fit particle filters on diesel cars. Four wheel drives (SUVs) are now included in the new draft rules.