News that the European Parliament has agreed an extension to the timetable for introducing the new Stage V engine emissions regulations has been strongly welcomed by ESTA.
“It comes as a huge relief and show what can be achieved by concerted and effective action and lobbying,” said Søren Jansen, director of ESTA, the European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes.
“Many feared that the Commission’s original plans would have meant the industry cutting capacity by two-thirds while they adjusted to the new regulations.
“This would have caused great uncertainty and upheaval in the crane market for rental companies and manufacturers alike.”
The European Commission has said that new regulations for engines in non-road mobile machinery will become mandatory on January 1, 2019.