CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles
LATEST UPDATE (September 2020)
The first-ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, adopted in 2019, set targets for reducing the average emissions from new lorries for 2025 and 2030.
The targets are expressed as a percentage reduction of emissions compared to the EU average in the reference period (1 July 2019–30 June 2020):
- from 2025 onwards: 15% reduction
- from 2030 onwards: 30% reduction
The regulation also contains incentive mechanisms for zero- and low-emissions vehicles (ZLEV).
CURRENT EU LEGISLATION
Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles and amending Regulations (EC) No 595/2009 and (EU) 2018/956 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directive 96/53/EC