The FIA European Bureau supports the European Union in its endeavours to achieve climate neutrality and improve air quality, and the revision of the stepwise regulation on pollutant emissions from road vehicles (Euro 7).
Among others, FIA and Mobility Clubs contribute to these goals by sponsoring and actively participating in the Green NCAP program. This independent consumer program tests the environmental performance of new vehicles against performance criteria that are more ambitious than those laid down in Euro 6 legislation. Lifecycle Assessment is one of the ways in which Green NCAP informs citizens, industrial stakeholders, and governments, of the actual cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of various powertrains. It is a powerful tool to tackle the environmental performance concerns at the source.
We believe that improving test requirements and effectively enforcing them are equally important: in fact, the best possible set of legal requirements is as good as the efficiency and effectiveness of its
enforcement. Market surveillance and audits of a vehicle’s environmental performance by independent third parties must be better accommodated.