Euro 7 emission standards could lead to a significant increase in the price of trucks. Analysts from the International Clean Transport Council (ICCT) estimate that meeting the new standards will mean truck prices increasing by an average of €1,500-4,700.
The above figure is about 2-6% of the value of a truck that meets the Euro 6 standard .
In order to meet the new requirements, manufacturers will have to apply a number of costly technical solutions. According to ICCT reports, companies producing trucks will have to use a number of systems currently used in passenger cars, such as soft hybrid systems with a 48-volt electrical installation or systems that deactivate engine cylinders when working with less load.
Another example may be the issue of AdBlue post-injection, which could be supplied in larger doses or after pre-heating. That would improve exhaust emission parameters, which already generate additional costs. The same applies to catalytic converters, which will have to be larger or even heated.
Moreover, the new EU requirements say that vehicles should not only be greener, but also more durable. While the current regulations assume 700,000 km of driving should be possible without the need to replace the exhaust gas treatment system, the Euro 7 standard could increase this limit. The new figure could be anywhere from 970,000km up to 1.3 million km (i.e. almost twice as high!).
All this means higher costs for manufacturers and, consequently, will have an impact on the final price of the trucks themselves.
In addition to the aforementioned necessity to meet the new standards, the final price of vehicles will also be affected by the cost of increasing the durability of the equipment. Here you can talk about an additional €700-1000 per vehicle . In total, the new eco-friendly trucks could be as much as €5,700 more expensive than their Euro 6 counterparts.
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