Euro Emission Standards Explained
What is Euro 6? What are the Euro emissions standards?
Euro Emission Standards describe the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the EU.
Below are the Euro emissions standards Euro 1 – 6 that have been introduced so far, Euro 6 emission standards being the most recent classification.
The first date is the point at which any new car submitted for type approval had to fall within the relevant Euro standard. The second date (in brackets) is the date from which any new car sold had to meet the standard. There’s usually a year or so between the car being introduced and it having to meet the rules when it’s sold.
Use our free emissions tool below to check the Euro Emissions Standard of your car.
Disclaimer: This tool is intended for personal use as a guideline only. We rely on data sourced directly from our partners and present it without warranty. Older or more unusual vehicles may not be covered by this tool. If you have concerns about your vehicle’s emissions you should consult with the retailer or manufacturer for more information.