New rules regarding car import will be introduced from January 2020, namely, drivers in Serbia will no longer be able to buy cars older than 15 years.
According to the Vecernje Novosti daily, Serbian motorists will no longer be able to buy their favourite vehicles, such as Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Golf 3 or Fiat Bravo. The new measures will only allow the import of used cars with the standard Euro 4 engine, in production since June 2005.
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One important thing that many people don’t know is that it will be possible to continue to drive cars with Euro 3 engines, but the import of such vehicles will be banned. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had previously announced the introduction of these new measures to protect the environment:
“We are getting wealthier, so, as a result, there are more cars on the road and more toxic emissions. I spoke with Sem Fabrizi (Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia) about launching a new green plan and ban import of cars with Euro 3 engine. We’ll see what else we can do to protect the air in our cities,” said Vucic.
Many experts believe that the new measures are good, as newer cars pollute much less than Euro 3 cars.
Some of the most popular models of vehicles that will be banned are:
Alfa Romeo 147, Opel Corsa C, Opel Astra G, Volkswagen Passat B5, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf 3, Volkswagen Golf 4, Volkswagen Golf 5 of the first two years of production, Fiat Punto, Fiat Panda, Fiat Bravo, Fiat Style, Ford Focus , Ford Fiesta, Renault Megane, Renault Clio, Renault Twingo, Renault Scenic, Peugeot 206, Peugeot 307, Citroen C3, Citroen C4, Citroen C5, Citroen Picasso, Dacia Logan, Volvo V50, Mercedes A Class, Mercedes C Class, Mercedes E Class, BMW 320, BMW 520, BMW 525, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8, Toyota Corolla, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Skoda Octavia.
Cars with the Euro 3 engine standard were built from 1 January 2000 to 1 January 2006. This standard emits the following gases: carbon monoxide (CO) at 2.3 g / km, hydrocarbon (HC) at 0.20 g / km and nitrous oxide (NOx) at 0.15 g / km for petrol and diesel engines, and CO 0.66 g / km, HC 0.56 g / km, NOx: 0.50 g / km.
The carmakers based in the EU will also start producing produce engines with the Euro 7 standard in the coming years and from 1 January 2020, the main focus will be on reducing CO2 emissions.
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