Proposed Euro 7 emissions regulations will lead to direct costs for automakers that are up to 10 times higher than the European Commission's forecasts, industry lobbying group ACEA said, citing a new study.
Direct costs for gasoline cars and vans, including type approval, investment and equipment costs, to comply with Euro 7 would be 1,862 euros ($2,050) per vehicle, versus the Commission's estimate of 184 euros per vehicle, according to the study by consultancy Frontier Economics, commissions by ACEA.
Direct costs for buses and trucks would average 11,707 euros per vehicle, compared with a Commission estimate of 2,765 euros, the study said.
ACEA said the increase in prices for consumers and companies buying those vehicles would be even higher.
"The European auto industry is committed to further reducing emissions," ACEA Director General Sigrid de Vries said in in a statement. "However, the Euro 7 proposal is simply not the right way to do this, as it would have an extremely low environmental impact at an extremely high cost."