CO2 emissions reduction from new light commercial vehicles

The Council adopted today a regulation amending regulation (EU) No 510/2011 to define the modalitites for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles (PE-CONS 106/13, 106/13 COR1, 5584/14 ADD 1).

From 2020, a target of 147 g CO2/Km is set for the average emissions of nex light commercial vehicles registered in the Union. The regulation willl aplly to manufactureres producing more than 10000 new light commercial vehicles registered in the Union in the previous calendar year. The regulation also stipulates that CO2 savings achieved through the use of innovative technologis or a combination of those technologies to reducing the specific emissions target of a manufacturer may be up to 7 g CO2/Km.

In view of the link between CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, reducing CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles will also contribute to reducing fuel consumption and related costs for owners of such vehicles in a cost-effective manner.

The Commission wil review the regualation by the end of 2015 in order to establish the CO2 emissions targets for new light commercial vehicles for the period beyond 2020. Ther regulation will enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

Today’s final adoption of the legislation by the Council follwos an agreement reached at first reading with the European Parliament. The Europan Parliament voted at its plenary session of 14 January 2014.

Source: Council of the European Union


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