Council adopts CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles

Manufacturers will be required to cut by 30% of emissions of new trucks by 2030. Specific measures will also ensure the availability of accurate data through on-board devices to monitor fuel and energy consumption.


On June 13, the Council adopted the first ever CO2 emissions standards for trucks. Manufacturers will be required to reduce emissions of new lorries on average by 15% from 2025 and by 30% from 2030, compared with 2019 levels. In case of non-compliance, manufacturers could be subject to emissions excess premiums. In 2022 the Commission will revise these goals to set the post-2030 standard, expanding the scope to include other vehicle types such as smaller lorries, buses, coaches and trailers.


In recent years emissions from vehicles have been slowly increasing, and trucks are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Without further action, their emissions are expected to grow due to the growth of road transport volumes.


The new Regulation is part of the Third Mobility Package and it complements 2018’s Regulations on Certification (on the determination of the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries) and on monitoring and reporting, in order to precise data about fuel and energy consumption.

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