Fidesz MEP hails EP right-wing cooperation on Euro 7
In the Euro 7 proposal, the European Commission and left-wing MEPs proposed regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions to a degree that would have seriously harmed the industry, Edina Toth told MTI on the sidelines of a plenary session of the EP that tabled the proposal.
Has the proposal been adopted in its original form, it would have led to factory closures, rising vehicle prices and a “wrecked car industry”, she said.
Thanks to the pushback from right-wing parties, an EP committee adopted an amended proposal. Under the new version, Euro 7 will be implemented from 2030 only. Cars and light-weight cargo vehicles will use the Euro 6 standards until then, she said.
The threshold and deadlines set in Euro 7 would have hobbled industrial development, she said.
The EP will vote on the proposal on Thursday.