"Extension of deadline prevents unnecessary scrapping of engines"

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The EU Parliament has retroactively extended the transitional periods for the installation and sale of engines which belong to the emission stage V. This extension of the deadline offers machine manufacturers an urgently needed planning security.

Dr. Bernd Scherer, Member of VDMA Ececutive Directorate, comments on the extension of the deadline for the installation of diesel engines in mobile machinery:

"The EU Parliament has quite rightly extended the transitional periods for the installation and sale of machines under emission stage V with retroactive effect. This is a positive example that politicians and authorities can act quickly and unbureaucratically if it serves the cause. The
extension of the deadline offers machine manufacturers the urgently needed planning security. Because manufacturers do not have to scrap thousands of new and already built engines now, but are allowed to install and sell them in tractors and machines for one more year. The extension of the transition period means that not a single engine that does not yet comply with Stage V will additionally be placed on the market in addition. Because these engines had to be built by the end of 2018.

"By extending the transition period, not a single engine that does not yet comply with Stage V will additionally be placed on the market in addition."

The retroactive extension of the deadline not only prevented millions of dollars worth of damage. This decision was also the only sensible way forward in terms of sustainability. The VDMA has been campaigning intensively for this extension for months".