EFS Consulting

Review of EU emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

The EU Commission launched a public consultation for a review of emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles.

The European Green Deal includes the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.  Road transport is a key to achieving this goal..  Therefore, the Commission wants to review the current EU rules on CO2 emission standard for heavy-duty vehicles and set more ambitious emission-reduction targets for such vehicles.

The public consultation includes topics such as:

  • the stringency of the CO2 emission targets (targets and timing)
  • the possible extension of the scope of the current CO2 Regulation to further categories of heavy-duty vehicles
  • the nature and appropriateness of a mechanism to provide incentives for zero- and low-emission vehicles
  • the appropriateness of a new mechanism to take into account the potential contribution of renewable and low-carbon fuel when determining manufacturers’ compliance with their targets

The public consultation will remain open until the 14th March 2022.  It can be accessed HERE.

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