Assessing the impacts of selected options for regulating CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans after 2020

Report - February 19, 2018

Road transport accounts for more than a fifth of the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and over two-thirds of its ‘domestic’ transport emissions. The EU has a long-term objective of an 80 to 95% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared to 1990 and for the transport sector, a 60% GHG reduction objective.

As part of the European Commission’s overall strategy to meet these long-term objectives, Regulations setting targets for tailpipe CO2 emissions for cars and vans were introduced; these set targets for the
fleet average CO2 emissions of all new cars and vans registered in the EU for 2021 and 2020, respectively.