Emissions standards

Since 1992, the European Union (EU) has imposed strict limits on the emissions of vehicles. These are referenced as ‘Euro’ standards. Euro 6 is the latest iteration of these standards. A breakdown of the different ‘Euro’ standards levels can be found below.

You can also find the specific fuel, CO2 and tax data for your vehicle by visiting the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) website or by contacting ŠKODA on 0333 003 7504.

Euro standard
Introduction date
New type approvalsAll new registrations
Emission Limits
Petrol NOxDiesel NOxDiesel particulate matter (PM)
Euro-1
1 July 199231 December 1992
0.97g/km*0.97g/km*0.14g/km
Euro-2
1 January 19961 January 1997
0.5g/km*0.9g/km* (direct injection)0.1g/km
Euro-3
1 January 20001 January 2001
0.15g/km0.5g/km0.05g/km
Euro-4
1 January 20051 January 2006
0.08g/km0.25g/km0.25g/km
Euro-5
1 September 20091 September 2009
0.06g/km0.18g/km0.005g/km
Euro-6
1 September 20141 September 2015
0.06g/km0.08g/km0.0045g/km

*includes NOx and HC. Source: SMMT; 2017

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