The world is pushing towards electrification and every auto manufacturing company is trying to launch as many electric vehicles as possible. The future for traditional vehicles was already not looking good, but now, with the new proposed emissions laws, it looks even more uncertain. But, the proposals for new emission legislation make it seem like that we can see an end to traditional vehicles even before that.
If the new legislation is carried out, combustion-engine vehicles might not be viable after 2026. The first proposals for the euro7 laws were made in October 2020. The new laws are to be implemented from 2025. According to the ACEA, the laws suggest an emission limit as well as some new testing conditions which can result in an end to the combustion-engined vehicles. Not only is the future of traditional vehicles in danger, but also of the hybrid electric vehicles.
The association also said that, even if the laws are slightly modified, they would still result in many smaller, affordable cars becoming economically unviable. It will also affect the high-performance cars because according to the new rules they will be required to emit little pollution even if they are going at a high speed.
This means it would be difficult to use the cars for any activity that requires great effort like towing a Caravan. If the laws are implemented, future vehicles will have to install a supercatalyst. The petrol-engined vehicles will be required to have a heated electric catalyst as well as other catalysts.
They are saying that it’s an important step towards limiting the pollution emitting from automobiles. But, installing such expensive systems in the car is very costly, especially in smaller cars.
Many experts believe that the main purpose behind this proposal is to make traditional vehicles very expensive so the customers will consider buying electric vehicles. If the traditional vehicles are either very expensive or they can’t meet the emission standards, the expected outcome is that they will purchase electric vehicles instead.