A provisional agreement on the regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles , i.e. lorries, buses and coaches is reached.
This is the first ever European legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from these vehicles. The new rules are part of the European’ strategy on low-emission mobility and communication on delivering on low-emission mobility laying out actions for a fundamental modernisation of European mobility and transport accelerating the shift to clean and sustainable mobility is essential to improve the quality of life and health of citizens and contribute to the European’s climate objectives. The clean mobility transition offers major opportunities for the European economy and reinforces the European’s global leadership in clean vehicles.
Monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles will also increase transparency enabling transport operators to make well-informed purchasing decisions and save fuel costs. It will also drive innovation amongst European manufacturers.
Welcoming the political agreement, the Commissioner for climate action and energy, said:
This agreement is proof of Europe’s firm intention to curb the growing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. With this new robust, reliable and transparent monitoring and reporting system, we are on track for the next step