The deal between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council adopted by the Environment committee on Wednesday provides for a legally binding 30% CO2 reduction target for new lorries by 2030, with an intermediate target of 15% by 2025.
The third Clean Mobility Package, published in May, puts forward the first ever CO2 emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles. As such, it was welcomed by NGVA Europe, but under the premise that it must support a technology-neutral pathway towards the final objective. In this context, even considering the challenging reduction targets, NGVA Europe appreciates the outcome of the negotiations where, for the first time in the European mobility legislation, a methodology looking to the contribution to CO2 emissions saving from renewable fuels for the final reduction targets will be developed.
The EU is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions of lorries. The Romanian presidency of the Council reached a provisional deal with representatives of the European Parliament on new rules which set binding CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles. The provisional agreement reached today requires endorsement by member states.
The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.
The EU is introducing a set of temporary and limited measures to ensure basic road freight and road passenger connectivity in order to mitigate the most severe disruption in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a negotiated agreement. Today, member states’ ambassadors in the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee approved a mandate for the Romanian presidency to negotiate with the European Parliament on enabling UK-licenced road hauliers and coach and bus operators to carry goods and passengers between the UK and the remaining 27 member states. The rights granted by these measures will be conditional on equivalent rights being conferred by the UK to operators from the 27 member states and subject to conditions ensuring fair competition.