Can truck makers and fleets meet new European CO2 targets?

The trucking industry has calmed its initial response to recently ratified European emissions laws but warns that a struggle lies ahead. By Betti Hunter

The European Union has made its first attempt to regulate heavy-duty vehicles. In May 2018, the European Commission (EC) presented a legislative proposal that set targets for average CO2 emissions from new lorries. The proposal was bold—aiming to slash the emissions of new vehicles registered in the EU by 15% of 2019 levels by 2025 and stretching to 30% by the end of the decade. This year, the rules received the green light….

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