What can other regions learn from the European clean air legislation?
The EU approach to emissions standards has been widely copied and it is not unusual to see references to new national standards as being "Euro 3” or "Euro 4 equivalents”. However the importance of the fuel in enabling these emissions standards is sometimes overlooked.
EFOA therefore wishes to re-emphasise that any country wishing to take advantage of the European experience should always ensure that it matches its fuel standards to the needs of the new vehicle emissions technologies. It is worth noting that one of the benefits of fuel ethers is that their positive effect on the gasoline pool will immediately result in emissions benefits irrespective of the vehicle car park.