A measured proposal but a missed opportunity to encourage all technologies to deliver solutions towards a low emissions transport system

Posted on 08/11/2017 in Press Release

The 30% CO2 reduction target for cars and vans by 2030 proposed in the Commission Mobility Package is ambitious and should enable as such to meet EU’s transport emission reduction objective for 2030. The proposal also contains a non-binding sales target for zero and low emissions vehicles but regrettably the devil is in the detail. Indeed, despite the general understanding that zero emission vehicles do not exist, the Commission ultimately took the political decision to pave the way towards electrification of light duty vehicles (LDVs), and ignoring the life cycle performance of cars, batteries, the energy or fuels, hence taking the risk to close doors to other technologies and technological developments.