There’s a good chance you’ve already heard of the Euro 6 regulations – they’ve been getting a fair amount of mainstream press attention in the past couple of years. Essentially, it’s a set of legislation set by the European Commission that governs the amount of harmful emissions that motor vehicles can create. The ultimate aim is to make vehicles cleaner and more efficient, and the environmental concerns of the past few years have heightened public awareness of them.
Euro 6 is the sixth round of these regulations, first introduced on the 1st of September 2016. There have been multiple updates to them since then. Euro 6.2 is the latest version of these updates, and that’s what we’re discussing below.
What are the Euro 6.2 regulations?
Also known by the catchy moniker of Euro 6d-TEMP, the Euro 6.2 is the latest iteration of the Euro 6 regulations. It’s designed as an extension and an improvement over Euro 6, updating them to reflect the more stringent requirements of the latest emissions tests.
Now, chief amongst these emissions tests is the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (commonly abbreviated to the WLTP). This is a new laboratory test for cars and vans, brought in to replace older emissions tests that are now decades old, and therefore not reliably fit for purpose with modern vehicles. Whereas these older tests were based on theoretical driving profiles, the WLTP (and the Euro 6.2 regulations by extension) are designed to reflect real world consumption. This gives buyers more precise and accurate expectations as to what sort of emissions and fuel economy they’ll be able to achieve while out on the roads.
Now, the Euro 6.2 regulations aren’t being enforced as such in the UK, but buyers who invest in these sorts of vans can be safe in the knowledge that their vehicle has been subject to newer, real-world emissions tests. This can be helpful for more environmentally-conscious buyers, or fleet managers who are updating their fleets in time the forthcoming Euro 6d standard – the newer regulations expected in 2020.
Should you buy a van with a Euro 6.2 engine?
While Euro 6 compliant vans might not be a legal mandate just yet, they still offer some very tangible benefits to fleet managers. They’re intrinsically cleaner and offer lower emissions. What’s more, buyers can expect generally good miles-per-gallon figures, saving money for fleet managers and saving drivers the time of regular fill-ups at petrol stations. On the whole, vans with Euro 6.2 engines strike an excellent balance between economy and performance, and if your new van will be making regular trips throughout London, it’s worth looking at a Euro 6.2 model, as it will qualify for travel within the Ultra Low Emissions Zone for longer than the current generation of engines.
Here at Van Discount, we’ve got a huge range of vans in stock, giving you no shortage of choice when it comes to picking between new or cheap van deals. You can browse our website for specific models from the likes of Citroen, Renault or Ford, or give us a call on 01282 872 530, and we’ll be happy to see how we can help!