AECC key messages on ‘Fit for 55’
Clean and efficient hybrid vehicles with modern emission controls will continue to be an important part of the powertrain mix.
GHG accumulation is to be minimised to stay within the limited available GHG budget of the Paris Agreement. Existing road transport fleet should contribute to achieve the GHG reduction by using drop-in sustainable renewable fuels.
The target of sustainable renewable fuels is currently not aligned with the overall European Green Deal ambition. Higher targets which take account of the contribution of hybrids using sustainable renewable fuels are needed.
AECC has recently completed three demonstration programmes showing how emission control technologies achieve ultra-low pollutant emissions. These demonstrators have been tested with drop-in sustainable renewable fuels and substantial reduction in CO2 emissions have been achieved in an objective
Well-to-Wheel assessment. Selected material on the demo programmes can be found here: light-duty diesel, light-duty gasoline and heavy-duty diesel.
You can find more about each vehicle demonstration programme by accessing
State-of-play of the CO2 dossiers
CO2 emission standards
The CO2 emission standards for cars and vans follows the ordinary legislative procedure under the Lisbon Treaty. Following its publication on 14 July 2021, the proposal was sent to the European Parliament and the Council for examination.
Renewable Energy Directive
The proposal follows the ordinary legislative procedure under the Lisbon Treaty. Following its publication on 14 July 2021, the proposal was sent to the European Parliament and the Council for examination. Rule 57 (“Associated Committee”) of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure applies to this proposal. Under Rule 57, the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee (Lead) and ENVI Committee (Associated) work in close cooperation.
On both dossiers, once both the European Parliament’s Committee and the Council have finalised their position on the proposals, informal negotiations with the aim of reaching a first reading agreement on the proposal are expected to begin.