Euro 5 Limits

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How confident is the Mayor that meeting 'Euro 5' limits on emissions by 2010 will not adversely affect his transport policy?


Answer for Euro 5 Limits

Answer for Euro 5 Limits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Euro 5 limits are due to be introduced from 2009 and will apply to all new vehicles sold in Europe. The introduction of new, tighter euro standards complements my transport and environment policies because it leads to a reduction in overall fleet emissions and helps London move closer to meeting air quality targets for nitrogen dioxide and fine particles.In regards to taxis however, there is no requirement for them to meet Euro 5 emission standards by 2010. Licensed London taxis have an extension under the new Euro 5 regulations until 2012.