On Tuesday 14/2 the European Commission proposed to amend Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 and introduce new, more ambitious CO2 emissions targets for new heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) from 2030 onwards ➡️ 2030 zero-emissions target for new city buses 🚌 and 90% emissions reductions for new trucks 🚚 by 2040.
With 99% of HDVs in the EU fleet currently running on internal combustion engines (ICE), the new Regulation has a threefold objective: 1️⃣ to ensure that HDVs – trucks, city buses, and long-distance buses – contribute to the shift to zero emissions mobility and thus help to meet the European Green Deal & REpowerEU goals; 2️⃣ to help reduce EU dependency on imported fossil fuels such as diesel; and 3️⃣ to provide a sufficiently clear and long-term signal to investors, reflecting also the new reality in the energy sector and the rapid developments in the HDV industry globally.
We are very proud to have provided critical support to the European Commission in the preparation of the Impact Assessment accompanying the new Regulation with our PRIMES-TREMOVE model.
In a nutshell:
✅ We improved the representation of HDVs in the model, thus helping to extend the scope of the Regulation to vehicle types such as trailers, urban buses, coaches and other types of lorries.
✅ We developed a range of scenarios and performed the quantitative assessment of the economic, energy and environmental impacts of introducing more stringent CO2 standards.