Proposal for a regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles

The European Commission proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. It is Europe’s first attempt at setting mandatory targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from on-road freight vehicles, and a necessary step to meet the climate change mitigation objectives of the European Union. The standards, which would establish CO2 targets for trucks out to 2030, are part of the EU’s third mobility package. The Commission estimates that, in combination with existing light-duty vehicle efficiency regulations, these standards would enable Europe to meet the objective set out by the Effort Sharing Regulation of cutting carbon emissions from road transport by one-quarter.

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