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#CleanMobility – Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

#CleanMobility – Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks

| February 21, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks. The deal follows the agreement reached in December on new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020. As part […]

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#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

#EUVehicleEmissions laws improved since #Dieselgate, but challenges remain, warn auditors

| February 8, 2019

EU laws on vehicle emissions have been improved since the Dieselgate scandal, but challenges remain, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the improvements in market surveillance but point out that its effectiveness depends on implementation by the member states. They also warn that manufacturers may find […]

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European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

European Parliament backs #CO2Emissions cuts for trucks

| November 19, 2018

The European Parliament has backed plans for lorries to cut CO2 emissions by 2030. MEPs adopted a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission […]

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Clean, #EnergyEfficientBuses needed in public sector

Clean, #EnergyEfficientBuses needed in public sector

| October 29, 2018

Europeans are tired of smog in the cities. The public sector needs clean, energy-efficient buses, trucks and delivery vans. The European industry has a long-term innovative impulse. “60% of the emissions that make up smog comes from transport. We must fight it. The public sector in particular, at local or regional level, should set a […]

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Reducing car emissions: New #CO2 targets for cars explained

Reducing car emissions: New #CO2 targets for cars explained

| October 25, 2018

The EU is working on plans to cut cars’ CO2 emissions ©APimages/European Union-EP  To reduce car emissions MEPs have proposed tougher CO2 limits on cars and a new target for rolling-out e-cars. Here’s what you should know about the plans. Why it is needed Cars and vans produce about 15% of the EU’s CO2 emissions, […]

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Environment Committee MEPs push for #CleanerTrucks and #ElectricBuses

Environment Committee MEPs push for #CleanerTrucks and #ElectricBuses

| October 22, 2018

Environment MEPs backed plans for lorries and buses to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions last week. Environment MEPs proposed a higher target (35%) than the European Commission (30%) for new lorries to reduce EU emissions by 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. Manufacturers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission vehicles […]

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#CleanMobility for cleaner air: New Commission-owned emissions labs

#CleanMobility for cleaner air: New Commission-owned emissions labs

| October 12, 2018

Following the adoption of the new EU car type approval Regulation, the Commission is investing in two additional state-of-the-art emission testing facilities, called VELA (Vehicle Emissions Laboratories), which will be operated by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Clean air is a top Commission priority as recalled in the Clean Air For All Communication in […]

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