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Notes on the Revision of the EU Regulation for Setting CO₂ Emission Standards for New Passenger Cars and for New Light Commercial Vehicles (Regulation (EU) 2019/631)

Comment from Agora Verkehrswende in the context of the public consultation of the European Commission

Publication Year: 2021

Author(s): Agora Verkehrswende


With this paper, Agora Verkehrswende takes a position on the planned revision of the CO 2 fleet limit values ​​for new cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union. Agora Verkehrswende recommends in particular:

  • to raise the CO 2 limit values ​​for 2030 to a value of up to 75 percent compared to 2021,
  • adjust the limit value for 2025 in view of the increased limit value for 2030,
  • to switch to annual reduction paths for the period after 2025,
  • Introduce additional limit values ​​for combustion vehicles,
  • Fuels do not count towards the passenger car legislation,
  • introduce more realistic emissions values ​​for plug-in hybrids, both in the short and long term,
  • abolish the so-called ZLEV factor (for zero and low emission vehicles ); and
  • to supplement the CO 2 emission standards for road vehicles with energy efficiency standards, at least for electric vehicles.

Publisher/Organisation: Agora Verkehrswende

Rights: Agora Verkehrswende


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Passenger

Tags: Agora Verkehrswende, Electric vehicles, New mobility, Passenger demand, Passenger mobility, CO2 emissions, Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Two wheelers, Emission value, Zero and low emission vehicles

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