JOINT STATEMENT ON THE RECOGNITION OF SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE FUELS IN THE HDV CO2 STANDARDS
This week, CLECAT signed a joint statement together with organisations representing fuel and automotive suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, dealers, repairers and transport operators welcoming the revision of the CO2 standards for HDVs in line with the “Fit for 55” objectives.
The signatories believe that a recognition of all CO2 emission reduction pathways along the entire value chain is critical, and that sustainable and renewable fuels can speed up the process and contribute to achievement of the “Fit for 55” and the full decarbonisation targets in road transport. Transport operators and vehicle manufacturers must be encouraged to consider cleaner fuel alternatives to fossil fuels, immediately available today, including liquid and gaseous renewable and synthetic fuels.
Therefore, the undersigned organisations recommend that sustainable and renewable fuels should be considered for compliance in the CO₂ Regulation for HDVs. Including such a provision in the Regulation would support the EU’s Green Deal objectives and accelerate the decarbonisation of the commercial transport sector.
The Commission is expected to adopt its proposal revising the Regulation on C2 standards for HDVs on 14 February.