Rules on CO2 reduction for trucks

The CO2 emissions of new trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles must be reduced. By 2025 by 15 percent, and by 2030 the CO2 emissions of heavy trucks should be 30 percent lower than in 2019.

On Thursday, an overwhelming majority of the European Parliament approved the report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles.

The Council will need to formally approve the text before it can enter into force.

Also by 2025, manufacturers will be required to ensure that at least a 2% market share of the sales of new vehicles is made up of zero-and-low-emission vehicles, to counteract steadily increasing road traffic emissions, of which around one quarter is accountable to heavy-duty vehicles.

In addition to this, the European Commission will have to propose new post-2030 targets, in 2022, in line with Paris Agreement.

ESC welcomes the ambitions to meet the requirements of Paris Agreement. During the whole process the availability of the means of transport meeting the criteria should be monitored. The standards should not be hampering the renewal of the fleets. By delivering new targets post 2030 the European Commission should also do a reality check on the state of the technique at that moment.