Europe's Euro VI emission standards formally announced

Back in November, the European Commission published an initial proposal for the upcoming Euro VI emission standards. Those initial numbers have now been confirmed as the ones the EC will enforce beginning in April 2013. Compared to the Euro V emissions, Euro VI will require an 80 percent reduction in NOx (down to 0.4 g/kWh ) and a 66 reduction in the PM emission limit (to 0.01 g/kWh). It is likely that all diesel vehicles will need a particulate filter to meet these goals.
According to a story in DieselNet, the Euro VI levels are "aligned with US 2010 emission standards" and will only affect new type approvals in April 2013. All models will be affected in October 2014. There's more at Wikipedia.

[Source: DieselNet]

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