By 2025, average CO2 emissions from new trucks will have to be 15% lower than in 2019.
The 2030 target – at least 30% compared to 2019 – will be subject to a review in 2022, taking into account technologies available at that time.
The EC says its proposed targets are “ambitious, cost effective and realistic”. They have been subject to a thorough impact assessment, it adds, with input from all stakeholders.
The first targets are set for the largest vehicles; in 2022, targets will also be set for smaller trucks, buses, coaches and trailers.
The proposal also includes: an incentive system, with ‘super credits’ for manufacturers delivering low- or zero-emission vehicles; improved labelling for tyres; and an action plan for batteries that will, says the EC, create a “sustainable battery ecosystem” in Europe.
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