European Union (EU) legislation sets out exhaust emissions standards for new vehicles sold in the EU. They govern the limits on pollutants emitted in vehicle exhaust gas (sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and diesel exhaust particulates). Since September 2015, all passenger carrying vehicles must be registered as Euro 6, and Commercial vehicles since September 2016.

A single vehicle representative of a particular range is tested, either by independent test organisations or the manufacturers or importers and the results verified by the DfT. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now developed vehicles meeting Euro 6 standards most of our range.