EU Imposes A 30 Percent Reduction In Truck CO2 Emissions By 2030

The European Union has agreed to reduce emissions of CO2 from new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by the year 2030.

Reuters reports that the European Parliament and the Council agreed to the changes in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

In a statement, the European Commission said they will set an interim target of a 15 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2025 and confirmed that incentives will be offered to manufacturers building low and zero-emission trucks. Moreover, the 2030 target will be reviewed in 2022.

“For the first time binding CO2-reduction targets for trucks at the EU-level, including a clear stimulus for zero and low-emission trucks,” Greens lawmaker Bas Eickhout said.

Also Read: EU Agrees To Cut CO2 Emissions By 37.5% By 2030

The EU doesn’t currently have limits on emissions from heavy-duty vehicles despite the fact that it agreed to reductions in emissions for passenger cars and vans in December. The bloc of 28 countries aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030 as part of the Paris climate accord.

Trucks make up less than five per cent of the vehicles on the roads but account for 22 per cent of vehicle emissions, environmental campaigners say.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association replied that if the EU really wants to encourage truck manufacturers to build zero-emission vehicles, they have to improve charging and refueling infrastructure which currently supports very few commercial vehicles that are electric or run on hydrogen. Refueling stations for trucks powered by natural gas are also hard to come by.

more photos...
Hyundai Tucson N Line Wants You To Sit Up And Take Notice

The Hyundai Tucson N Line can be ordered with one of three different powertrains.

Koenigsegg Jesko Gets Pushed Out Of Palexpo Complex As It Departs Geneva

The 1,600PS Jesko needed a push to leave the car show, as it didn’t fire up its 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio Spied For The First Time Inside And Out

The facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio has undergone some minor interior changes.

600HP Mosquito Supercar Wants To Become Czech Republic’s Brabham BT62

Just like the Brabham BT62, the Mosquito “street-legal race car” will have a seven-figure price.

New York City Says Its Saved A Ton Of Money With Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

The Big Apple is enjoying massive savings thanks to the limited maintenance and charging costs incurred by EVs.

Ford Took A Cheeky Stab At Tesla Model Y With Electric Mustang SUV Tweet, But Did Anyone Notice?

Ford will unveil its Mustang-inspired electric crossover later this year.

Tesla’s S3XY Family Is Complete But Are They Actually Sexy?

Deliveries of the Tesla Model Y will start next year with prices topping $70,000.

Part Batmobile, Part Off-Road Monster: Meet The Desert Storm Trophy Truck

It’s just a study, so it can be as bold, brash and brutal as its designers want it to. Plus it’d look nice in the Batcave.

These Are Some Of The World’s Most Popular Cars On Instagram

Perhaps all the Ford Mustang crashes make it so popular on Instagram….

Tesla Workers Lost Three Times More Days Off The Job Due To Injuries In 2018

The good news, as Tesla’s VP for environmental health and safety pointed out, is that no one died.