|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 111|
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 setting new targets for the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.
Background and further information:
The current CO2 emission standards for cars and vans until 2020/21 have contributed to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from light duty vehicles. However, with current implemented policies GHG emissions are not expected to sufficiently decrease to reach the 2030 EU target of at least 40% emission reduction compared to 1990. Road transport was responsible for 22% of EU GHG emissions in 2015 with a steady increase of this share since 1990. Cars and vans accounted for 73% of road transport GHG emissions in 2015.
This Regulation sets cost-effective CO2 emission reduction targets for new light-duty vehicles up to 2030 combined with a dedicated incentive mechanism to increase the share of zero/low-emission vehicles. This will ensure that the EU automotive industry maintains its technological leadership, thus strengthening its competitiveness and stimulate employment. It will also reduce fuel consumption costs for consumers.
The incentive mechanism to increase the share of zero/low-emission vehicles will in particular contribute to the reduction of air pollutants and in turn increase air quality with public health benefits. It complements on-going efforts to address air quality problems at urban, regional, and national level. It will at the same time contribute to the achievement of the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The Regulation was proposed in November 2017 by the European Commission as part of its second Clean Mobility Package.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Atmospheric | Air Pollution, Road Transport|
|Keywords||Greenhouse Gas | GHG Emissions, Light Vehicles
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|