Brussels, 17 February 2023: The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturing Association (ETRMA) has expressed support for the European Union’s (EU) goal of cleaner mobility also beyond tailpipe, as well as the initiatives taken to regulate tire abrasion.
EURO 7 is a European Commission (EC) proposal to reduce air pollution from new motor vehicles sold in the EU to meet the European Green Deal’s zero-pollution ambition, while keeping vehicles affordable for consumers and promoting Europe’s competitiveness.
ETRMA considers that regulating tire abrasion by setting minimum standards is an appropriate lever to reduce the emission of tire and road wear particles (TRWP).
The European tire industry has been engaged on this issue for several years in particular, by supporting the development of a test method that could be used for regulatory purposes.
ETRMA calls for:
- The need for a reliable test method defined at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) level
- Synchronisation of ongoing technical work and policy ambition for EURO 7
- Related definitions for the purposes of tire abrasion to be included in synchronization with the United Nations (UN) Regulation
- Feasible lead time for implementation
- Indication that any new requirements will apply to all tyres produced after a certain date, to be decided according to the already consolidated approval process of test methods and abrasion limits defined in synchronization with the UN
- Adequate enforcement and market surveillance