Ford hasn't said anything about it, but those who predict and those who do business with Ford in Australia expect The Blue Oval to cease production there as of 2016. The primary reason cited is the arrival of Euro 5 emissions standards on November 1, 2016, which are too stringent for the company's bread-and-butter Falcon sedan and Territory crossover to pass. It's been said that it would cost Ford millions to reengineer and retool, but sales of the Falcon sedan have been down for so long now tha
Italian automaker Fiat has added a pair of Euro 5-compliant engines to its Panda city car lineup. The clean burning engines are a welcome addition to the Panda, as both offer a bump in top speed, stronger acceleration, reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions when compared to the newly retired engines.
Beijing has a pollution problem, but that's not surprising since most major cities across the globe battle with dense smog on a regular basis. However, the Chinese capital will take a dramatic step towards reducing pollutants by imposing Level V emissions standards in 2012. While speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress, Zhang Lijun, the country's vice-minister of environmental protection, announced that:
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Back in June of 2007, the powers-that-be in Europe officially introduced EURO 5 emissions regulations (.pdf link), and these standards are being phased into effect this year and next. Two-wheeled vehicles, such as mopeds, scooters and motorcycles, were not included in these requirements. As of today, all cycles sold in Europe must meet the less-stringent EURO 3 standards. That's all set to change, as the European Commission and the Association des Constructeurs Europeens de Motocycles (ACEM) has
Volvo is introducing a new array of engines next year. Volvo claims that these engines, called EEV (Enhanced Environmental friendly Vehicle), exceed the requirements for Euro V antipollution norms by means of reducing emitted particles and smoke. Not only that, but the new set of EEV engines also reduce fuel consumption. The first engine of the series is the D13 (pictured), which powers the FH (trailer) and FM (heavy) truck series. The D13 is a 12.8-liter I6 engine with power ranging from 400 to
Currently, cars in the European Union need to meet what're called Euro 4 emissions standards. In the near future, emissions levels will be restricted further and the numerical signifier will increase. Euro 5 should kick in in 2009, and Euro 6 follows five years later (or so). Particulate and NOx emissions are targets of the Euro standards.
Auto Industry reports that the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has voted in favor of September 1, 2009 as the starting date for Euro 5 emissions standards. After the transitional periods (January 2011 for private cars and January 2012 for light commercial vehicles), new vehicles that don't comply with Euro 5 standards will not receive EC or national-type approval.