Heavy-duty vehicles – lorries and buses – are responsible for 25% of CO2 emissions from road transport and account for 6% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve the climate targets, the Commission therefore also wants to tighten the existing CO2 standards for manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles from 2030 and extend them to almost all heavy-duty vehicle segments.


In the opinion of AK, reduction requirements must not fall below manufacturers‘ voluntary commitments. However, as the ban on the sale of new fossil fuel-powered urban buses from 2030 drastically tightens the procurement quota under the Clean Vehicles Directive, EU funding for public transport operators must be extended at least until 2035.

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