ENVI committee votes positively on new exhaust emissions legislation

Yesterday the ENVI committee of the European Parliament reached an agreement on the prposal for new emissions requirements for non-road mobile machinery, opening the door to negotiations with Member States (Council).

The agreement is a significant step in the right direction, and CECE, CEMA and FEM, representing the construction equipment, construction equipment and materials handling manufacturers in Europe, congratulate the rapporteur and the shadow rapporteurs for the work they accomplished. The new emissions regulation sets highly ambitious requirements in terms of environmental protection, since Europe will impose, as of 2019, the strictest emissions limits in the world.

The most important requests from FEM (extension of the transition period, specific provision for replacement engines and additional time for mobile cranes) were generally taken into account though some discrepancies need to be adjusted at the next stage of the decision-making process.

CECE-CEMA-FEM joint press release