The European anti-pollution rules for vehicles slated to come into force by 2035, aka “Euro 7/VII”, aims to clamp down harder than ever on vehicles with internal combustion engines. It’s also the first standard to go head to head on the issue of fine friction particles.
While Emmanuel Macron has his sights set on developing the RER (a rail network serving Paris and the Île-de-France) in ten French cities, an important issue remains to be addressed: how should air pollution inside the tunnels and stations be managed? This is a major public health issue that requires real and urgent action.
A transition to electric vehicles has begun in Europe, with 2035 as the cutting-off point for petrol and diesel vehicle production. Although it does bring some hope, electrifying the car industry won’t magically resolve the issue of air pollution. Let’s look at this tech revolution and weigh up the benefits and risks.
It’s a scourge with disastrous consequences on human health and life expectancy all over the world. In October 2022, France’s Conseil d’État (Council of State) recently drew attention to the problem, condemning the nation’s government for its lack of action on climate issues. But exactly what is air pollution and how can we protect ourselves against it?