Reaction: ACEA September 2023 vehicle registration data

Wednesday 25th October 2023

Headshot of Jon Lawes - Managing Director at Novuna Vehicle Solutions

‘Dilution of Euro 7 standards raises questions over Europe’s commitment to clean tech’

Jon Lawes, Managing Director at MHC Mobility, a leading pan-European leasing business providing fleet solutions across all asset types and industry sectors, comments on the European mobility sector following today's (20 October) ACEA vehicle registration figures, which saw the market share for battery-electric vehicles reach 14.8%. 

“The strong growth of the European EV market is a continued sign of the demand from fleets and consumers for clean transport alternatives, but there is still potential for policymakers to derail progress.

“The dilution of the Euro 7 standards, which govern tailpipe emissions, raises questions over Europe’s commitment to clean technologies. This latest example of backstepping has the potential to dent the confidence of fleet operators in their journey to reach net-zero goals.

“The recent shake-up of Europe’s green policy chiefs could prove to be a pivotal moment for the bloc. Transition policymakers must remain steadfast in their support for decarbonising Europe’s fleet.”