Europe will reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 / Motonovs / BikePost
In the UK, a specific mechanism has been adopted to reduce harmful emissions until 2035.
For many years, quite drastic measures have been taken in Europe to reduce environmental pollution. Many standards have already been tightened, but they do not stop there. The British motorcycle industry is already accustomed to constant constraints and new standards to adapt to.
Using the example of the UK, we describe a smart system that breaks down modern motorcycles into categories that comply with Euro standards:
- euro 2 (up to 2005)
- euro 3 (up to 2008)
- euro 4 (until 2017)
In Barcelona, for example, a low emission zone ((Zona de Bajas Emisiones, or ZBE) has been introduced, which prohibits the movement of all gasoline cars until 2006 and diesel cars until 2000, motorcycles until 2003. Although the restrictions are not entirely strict so far, all you still need to get used to it.
London has taken more drastic approaches to reduce street pollution. In addition to the Low Emission Zones that exist throughout the country, the capital has added Ultra-Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), in which only vehicles that are Euro3 compliant are allowed. You can of course violate boundaries, but it will come at a cost. Vehicle non-compliance – £ 12.50 fine. If the vehicle does not have a Euro-standard at all, then the fine will be 1000 pounds.
In other countries, similar practices are also used. In Italy, the use of two-stroke engines is prohibited. France is striving towards the goal that by 2035 all vehicles on the country’s roads meet the Euro4 minimum. Holland hopes to completely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2030.
The world is changing very quickly. When planning a trip to Europe on an old motorcycle, there are some limitations to consider.