Regulation on CO2 emissions standards for light commercial vehicles: extracts from the press conference by Stavros DIMAS, Member in charge of the Environment.
At the press conference of the 27/10/2009 in Brussels, Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, presented a proposal for a legislation to reduce the average CO 2 emissions of light commercial vehicles (vans) to 175 grams per kilometre.
The proposal will be phased in from 2014 to 2016, and contains a long term emission reduction target of 135 g/km by 2020. The format of the proposed legislation is similar to the proposals on passenger cars agreed at the end of 2008.
It is one of the last outstanding elements of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles which account for about 12% of the EU's total carbon emissions. The proposal underlines the EU's commitment to putting in place concrete measures to deliver on its greenhouse gas commitments in the run-up to the Copenhagen climate conference. LINKLINK