Euro 4 / Euro 5

New incentives for emissions

In India, Volvo Trucks engines have been Euro III compliant since 2001, among the first in India. Of course, globally the demands and incentives are rising to shift to even cleaner technologies. We beleive that while India will catch up on these. It's good to be aware of the options possible and strive for them.

In Europe, all vehicles registered from 1 October 2006 have to meet Euro 4 legislation. Euro 5 comes into force on 1 October 2009.

The new Euro norms for exhaust reduction impose tough demands on all vehicle manufacturers. The difference in exhaust emission requirements between a Euro 3 and Euro 4 engine is considerable. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) are cut from 5 to 3.5 g/kWh, a reduction of 30%. Particulate (PM) emissions drop from 0.1 to 0.02 g/kWh. This corresponds to a reduction of no less than 80%.

Governmental incentives
Several European countries are already encouraging advance compliance with Euro 4 and Euro 5 through incentives such as lower road tolls (for instance 10 instead of 12 cents/km in Germany) or more favourable depreciation rates for correspondingly equipped vehicles (for instance in the Netherlands). Incentives to use this environmentally friendly technology are shortly to be expected in other European countries as well. Please contact the appropriate authority in your country for details. You can also turn to your Volvo Trucks Euro 4/Euro 5 contact for more information on this matter.

Fuel efficiency
Thanks to efficient combustion in Volvo's Euro 4 and Euro 5 incentive engines, these units ensure the most fuel-efficient solution among competing technologies, which in itself is a gain both financially and environmentally. Although the catalytic reduction process requires an additive in the form of a fluid named AdBlue, with current estimates for the price of AdBlue the overall operating cost will not increase compared to today's Euro 3 specification.