NRMM emission standard needs to be strengthen

In a recent policy briefing, the green group Transport & Environment (T&E) criticises the Commission’s proposal to revise the Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) directive. According to T&E, the proposal is worryingly weak and will fail to adequately address the burden on health caused by the diesel exhaust from these machines. To improve the proposal, T&E suggests it should:

  • Harmonise emission limits of NRMM engines with those for heavy-duty trucks;
  • Not favour specific fuel types by allowing higher emission limits;
  • Have only one date (2019) for entry into force of all engine types;
  • Make sure the existing fleet also cleans up; and,
  • Reform the test procedure to better reflect real-life operating conditions.

The briefing document.

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