Following today's vote by MEPs on CO2 standards for heavy trucks in the European Parliament, Sandra Roling, Director of Transport, Climate Group, comments:
Sandra Roling, Director of Transport, Climate Group, comments:
“MEPs had the chance today to get on board with the EV transition in the same way so many businesses already have, but missed their chance.
"Strong CO2 standards help set an unambiguous path towards decarbonizing heavy duty road transport, and in requesting the Commission look at developing a methodology for registering heavy duty trucks running on 'CO2 neutral fuels', MEPs have in effect created a loophole for biofuels and e-fuels.
“While it's good news that CO2 emission reduction targets have been maintained, the decision to allow for these loopholes will only divert much needed investment away from battery electric technologies, delaying businesses’ ability to swiftly switch to truly zero emission vehicles.”