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Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries

Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, gave a press conference on the new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries. The proposal will allow cabins with a rounded shape and for the use of aerodynamic flaps at the back the trailer. These measures will considerably improve the aerodynamics of vehicles, saving approximately € 5,000 per year in fuel costs for a typical long-distance lorry covering 100,000 km. This represents a 7–10% cut in greenhouse gas emissions (or 7.8 tonnes of CO2 for the same long-distance lorry covering 100,000 km). At the same time, the field of vision of the driver will be improved, helping to save the lives of 300 to 500 vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists every year.
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas, at the podium
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas, at the podium
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas, at the podium
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013
Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the new EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries
Siim Kallas, at the podium
Reference: P-023068
Date: 15/04/2013

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