Several key measures to address the growing greenhouse gas emissions from road transport are outlined in the TRAN Committee’s opinion. The report has been prepared by Member of the European Parliament Andris Ameriks (S&D, LV) and is a response to the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 as regards strengthening the CO₂ emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles and integrating reporting obligations, and repealing Regulation (EU) 2018/956 (COM(2023)0088 – C9-0025/2023 – 2023/0042(COD)).
The Rapporteur emphasises the need:
– To amend the existing binding CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles which will also reduce EU dependency on fossil fuels;
– To encourage the deployment of energy-efficient vehicles, leading to more affordable zero-emission vehicle models and lower ownership costs;
– To strengthen the EU’s industrial technological leadership in zero-emission mobility and improve air quality and individual health in urban areas.
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