Joint statement for accuracy in consideration of alternative fuels in Europe’s CO2 standards for trucks and buses

CLEPA and 12 other organisations representing the collaborative voice of the transport, fuel manufacturing, engineering, and energy sectors, have signed a statement responding to the recently published briefing by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) on the assessment of alleged risks associated with crediting alternative fuels in Europe’s CO2 standards for trucks and buses.

In the statement, the organisations consider that ICCT’s assessment of Tank-to-Wheel (TtW) emission savings, and the assumption that electric trucks would consistently utilise 100% renewable electricity with zero CO2 emissions, is not correct. The group also raises that in its briefing, ICCT fails to account for the complexities of the entire lifecycle, including the carbon footprint associated with battery production.

Along with the co-signatories, CLEPA welcomes constructive dialogue, and remains committed to finding sustainable solutions that align with the goals of reducing CO2 emissions in the transportation sector.

Read the full statement below.


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