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Would you care for a tasty salad for lunch today? At least in the UK, they tend to last longer than some prime ministers. Liz Truss announced her resignation yesterday and thus lost to the iceberg salad of the British online newspaper Daily Star. Her successor is expected to be found over the next week.
My colleague Markus Grabitz uncovered and analyzed a first leak on the Euro 7 emissions regulation. This much can be said: The plans are ambivalent. The limits for passenger cars seem to have been eased, but trucks face drastically increased limits.
The heads of state and government of the EU-27 discussed the EU Commission’s proposals on the reduction of energy prices until late into the night. A strong faction continues to call for a gas price cap, but no agreement seems to be in sight yet.
The pressure on the raw materials issue is immense, said German Economy Minister Robert Habeck yesterday at the BDI congress, naming instruments to help companies secure raw materials supplies. Leonie Duengefeld attended the congress and presents the instruments.
Euro 7 leak: Commission extends hand to industry over crisis
Due to the rising cost for energy and raw materials, the Commission wants to give the manufacturers of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles a hand with the next stage of the emission standard (Euro 7). The emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulate matter on petrol vehicles will not or only be slightly tightened compared to the current level (Euro 6). That is according to a Euro 7 draft available to Europe.Table. The Commission plans to present its proposal for Euro 7 on November 9.
The draft, which does not yet specify limit values, states that since the beginning of 2021, demand and sales of cars have declined sharply due to increased raw material and energy prices. This has created unprecedented pressure on automotive supply chains, and in times of high inflation, many consumers wonder whether they will be able to afford a new car.
To keep the costs of the transformation for manufacturers reasonable, the Commission made concessions regarding the emission limits for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. This must also be seen in the light of the year 2035, when the internal combustion engine is being pulled from the market.
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