20 July 2018

Position on CO2 Emissions Performance Standards for New Heavy-Duty Vehicles

CLECAT has adopted a position paper on the proposed Regulation establishing CO2 Emissions Performance Standards for New Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The paper welcomes the proposal as the right step in enabling access to transparent, accurate emissions data. Standards will enable the widespread adoption of standardised technologies which will improve vehicles’ fuel and emissions performance, driving down costs in the industry and contributing to an efficient, low-carbon logistics system.

The paper calls for the Commission proposal to be supported and strengthened by increasing the emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030 and taking measures to ensure that production of low- and zero-emission vehicles is boosted while also reducing emissions of traditionally-fuelled vehicles. The paper also notes that amendments to the manufacturer-specific emission target, following verification of vehicle emissions, must appropriately reflect the divergences found while respecting the fact that all HDVs are different, even within the same vehicle class.

The paper may be found at the below link.