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Clean Vehicles Directive

The Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles aims at a broad market introduction of environmentally-friendly vehicles. It requires that energy and environmental impacts linked to the operation of vehicles over their whole lifetime are taken into account in all purchases of road transport vehicles, as covered by the public procurement Directives and the public service Regulation.

If the impacts are monetised for inclusion in the purchasing decision, common rules shall be followed for calculating the lifetime costs linked to the operation of vehicles. These rules are defined in the Directive.

Documents on this website should facilitate the implementation of the Directive.

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Legislation

Guidelines on financial incentives for clean and energy efficient vehicles (28 February 2013) [SWD(2013)27] pdf - 91 KB [91 KB]

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the application of Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles

Directive on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles: SYNOPSIS pdf - 10 KB [10 KB]

Directive 2009/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Legislation and programmes related to the different fields of the Clean Vehicles Directive


SCOPE (Article 3)

Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors

Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts

Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 1191/69 and 1107/70


EXEMPTIONS (Article 2)

Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007 establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles


FUNDING (Recitals 30 and 37)

- EU FUNDING

Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999

- CIVITAS Initiative

- Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE)

- EU STATE AID RULES FOR NATIONAL FUNDING

Community guidelines on State aid for environmental protection [Official Journal 2008/C82/01 of 01-04-2008]

Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the common market in application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty (General block exemption Regulation)

Communication from the Commission - Community guidelines on State aid for railway undertakings [Official Journal C 184 of 22/07/2008]

 

- EU GUIDANCE ON NATIONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR VEHICLES

Commission Staff Working Document "Guidance on Financial Incentives for Vehicles" of 13 November 2009 giving practical guidelines to Member States wishing to introduce financial incentives for vehicles that meet mandatory emission limits in advance of the due dates set out in Regulation (EC) No 715/2007

        
OTHER LEGISLATION (Recital 21)

Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information

Press room

Commission welcomes today's decision of the Council to adopt a new Directive on clean vehicles used by public authorities [IP/09/503, 30/03/2009] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Clean and energy efficient vehicles get go-ahead [IP/09/1570, 22/10/2008] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Commission to promote clean and energy efficient vehicles [IP/07/1962, 19/12/2007] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Sustainable economics with clean and energy efficient vehicles [MEMO/07/594, 19/12/2007] български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv)

Study

Impact assessment on a new approach for the cleaner and more energy efficient vehicles directive proposal

Monitoring Report of the Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles