Manufacturers welcome final agreement adopted in the European Parliament today
Brussels, 5 July 2016 –
European mobile machines will become the cleanest in the world, according to a new Regulation adopted by the European Parliament today. The new Regulation tightens emission limits for particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) for mobile machines such as farm, construction and material handling machinery as well as machines used for municipal and road operation services.
The Regulation is the latest step in a series of ever tighter emission limits which had already reduced particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions for land-based machines by over 95% in recent years. The new, so-called ‘Stage V’ Regulation is set to reduce emissions even further by setting stricter limits, by introducing particulate number limits, and by extending the scope of the Regulation to additional power categories.
European manufacturers represented by their respective trade associations CECE (construction equipment), CEMA (agricultural machinery), EGMF (garden equipment), EUnited Municipal Equipment (municipal & road operation equipment) and FEM (materials handling equipment) welcomed the final outcome.