The EU has infuriated Europe’s major truck builders by setting highly challenging standards for cuts in CO2 emissions to be achieved in very short timescales. Based on 2019/20 levels, heavy trucks must cut emissions 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 – without taking into account any adoption of low-carbon biofuels or how efficiently the operator uses the truck. The truck makers’ association ACEA diplomatically called the regulations “highly ambitious” – code for almost impossible – and pointed out that […]
A new law requiring truck manufacturers to measure and publish the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries has been given the green light by MEPs.
EU law-makers today reached a provisional agreement that will see truck makers forced to slash CO2 emissions of new trucks by nearly a third by 2030.
Retrofit kits are unlikely to meet the needs of the majority of hauliers facing the rapid advance of emission controls across the UK’s towns and cities, delegates at today’s (6 November) Freight in the City Expo were told.