ECTA RESPONSE TO FIT FOR 55: MORE IS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE TRANSITION TO ZERO-EMISSION ROAD FREIGHT
In a press release issued today, the European Clean Trucking Alliance (ECTA) welcomed many of the proposals on charging infrastructure and CO2 emissions standards for vans as long overdue steps in the right direction, but expressed concern that some measures, in particular concerning energy taxation and the capability and quality of charging and refuelling points, do not go far enough.
ECTA equally welcomed the change of the legislative instrument, from a Directive to a Regulation. This means that the Regulation will have binding legal force throughout every Member State from the moment it enters into force.
On a more critical note, ECTA expressed concern that the proposed revised Energy Taxation Directive fails to support the business case for zero-emission trucks, in particular not allowing Member States to apply tax discounts for the renewable electricity used for charging trucks
CLECAT is a member of ECTA.
The full press release is available here.