Logistics UK’s statement on Euro VII proposal

Monday 14 November 2022

Speaking on the European Commission’s proposal regarding Euro VII standards, Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK, comments: 


“Logistics UK welcomes all progressive technological improvements that benefit health and the environment, but these changes must be sustainable and economically viable.  Reducing emissions at use would be counter-productive if this resulted in greater quantities of manufacturing needed. For example, if tyre life was reduced due to compound changes, resulting in more tyres being required over the same vehicle life.   


“Logistics UK will now look with interest at the proposals and identified benefits.  Additionally, Logistics UK is aware of concerns related to the cost implications of developing Euro VII when OEMs are focused on the development of zero emission technologies, resulting in a potentially short life span of Euro VII.” 


Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.