8 februarie 2023
  • English

In the context of global warming, the European Union (EU) imposes increasingly stringent measures on the car industry. Currently, a ban on the sale of new polluting vehicles has been decided for passenger cars from 2035. For commercial, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, no deadline has yet been set for the production and sale of polluting trucks.

The European Union (EU) imposes increasingly stringent measures on the car industry

Experts predict 2050 as the year of transition to zero carbon emissions, but nothing is concrete. That’s why the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg are calling on the EU to announce the date by which it will no longer allow the sale of heavy polluting vehicles at the European Commission meeting in February 2023.

European Union (EU) imposes increasingly stringent measures on the car industry

The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg call on the EU to set a clear deadline by which polluting heavy-duty vehicles will no longer be allowed on the market

At European level, there is a push for ever stricter standards for heavy goods vehicles to meet the bloc’s climate change targets. In this context, the Netherlands (the Netherlands), Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg believe, without specifying a target date, that the EU should impose a clear deadline by which trucks and buses should reach zero CO2 emissions, and that this deadline needs to be part of the EU’s goal of having zero net greenhouse gas emissions in its economy by 2050. “The upcoming revision of the CO2 standards for HDVs (heavy duty vehicles) provides a unique opportunity to send a strong signal to the market and stimulate a timely transition,” the authorities from the four EU countries said in a joint document.

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