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Friday, 21 December 2018 15:00

CO2 emission standards for trucks set

CO2 emission standards for trucks set

The EU is setting CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles for the first time, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the European Commission.

From 2025 onwards, new trucks and buses will emit on average 15% less CO2. And from 2030, they will emit 30% less CO2. This is part of the European Commission efforts to decarbonize the road transport sector and an important step towards achieving the goals agreed under the Paris Agreement. The agreed rules mean that between 2020 and 2030 the EU will emit 54 million tons of CO2 less, which corresponds to the total yearly CO2 emissions of Sweden.

The Council maintains the overall CO2 emissions reduction target for the EU's fleet of new heavy-duty vehicles from 2025 onwards, compared to 2019 emission levels, at 15% as proposed by the European Commission. The Council introduces a binding reduction target of 30% from 2030, unless decided otherwise following a review of this regulation in 2022.

A financial penalty in the form of an excess emissions premium is foreseen for those manufacturers which do not comply with the CO2 emission reduction targets.

More details: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/12/20/co2-emission-standards-for-trucks-council-agrees-its-position/

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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