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Euro CO2 cuts set

Euro CO2 cuts set

NZ Truck & Driver News

 September 2019   
European truckmakers must reduce CO2 emissions from new heavy-duty trucks by an average of 15% within six years….and by 30% from 2030.

The regulated reductions, proposed by the EU Parliament and now formally adopted by the European Council, are based on the CO2 emissions level from current model Euro trucks.
By 2025, truck and bus manufacturers must also ensure that zero-emission or low-emission vehicles account for at least 2% of all new vehicles sold.

Originally, the EU Parliament had called for even tougher targets – reducing the CO2 levels by 20% from 2025, and by 35% from 2030.
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European truckmakers must reduce CO2 emissions from new heavy-duty trucks by an average of 15% within six years….and by 30% from 2030.

The regulated reductions, proposed by the EU Parliament and now formally adopted by the European Council, are based on the CO2 emissions level from current model Euro trucks.

By 2025, truck and bus manufacturers must also ensure that zero-emission or low-emission vehicles account for at least 2% of all new vehicles sold.

Originally, the EU Parliament had called for even tougher targets – reducing the CO2 levels by 20% from 2025, and by 35% from 2030. 

The Council says that manufacturers who fail to meet the targets will have to pay an excess emissions premium. It says that the measuring and monitoring of CO2 emissions will be "robust and transparent" – using data obtained through onboard devices that monitor fuel and energy consumption.

The EU Commission says that heavy commercial vehicles cause about 25% of road transport CO2 emissions….and about 6% of all CO2 emissions (from all sectors in the EU).

The Council has also set binding targets on member countries to include zero-emission and low-emission vehicles in all public contracts.  

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