Vision Paper – The Future of Transport in the EU

Posted on 08/09/2016 in Report

The EU’s transport policy should be holistic, and include in addition to low carbon fuels and vehicles, traffic demand, infrastructure improvements, and driver education and behaviour. Such measures can play an important role in meeting air quality and GHG reduction targets in the transport sector at a comparatively low cost. Over the long term, transport policy for fuels and vehicles should take an integrated approach involving all actors (vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers, infrastructures and consumers) in the transport sector. Those policies should be cost-effective, technology neutral, and predictable to ensure safeguarding of the internal market. We therefore support the Council conclusion to adopt a technology-neutral approach to the reduction of GHGs in transport. We also support the objectives of the Ambient Air Quality Directive.