Landmark Deal: EU Targets Green Revolution with Ambitious CO2 Cuts for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), including trucks, buses, and trailers. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions in the road transport sector, with new targets for 2030, 2035, and 2040. The agreement expands the scope to cover almost all new HDVs, with exemptions for specific vehicles. Emission reduction targets for 2030 (45%), 2035 (65%), and 2040 (90%) are set for heavy trucks and coaches. The agreement introduces a 100% zero-emission target for urban buses by 2035. The effectiveness will be reviewed in 2027, with additional provisions for comprehensive evaluation. The agreement is pending formal adoption by both institutions.

For further details on the landmark EU agreement aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in heavy-duty vehicles, please refer to the official news page: Heavy-duty vehicles: Council and Parliament reach a deal to lower CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and trailers – Consilium (