CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles in the European Union

On February 19, 2019, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council agreed on a compromise for setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) for the first time in the European Union. The targets will reduce the average CO2 emissions from the highest-emitting HDV segments by 15% in 2025 and by 30% in 2030, both relative to a baseline determined from 2019 and 2020 data. The baseline value will be defined based on the certified CO2 emissions of new trucks collected under a separate monitoring and reporting regulation, which entered into force in January 2019.