Overview of the heavy-duty vehicle market and CO2 emissions in the European Union

Heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) represent only 4% of the on-road fleet in the European Union, but are responsible for 30% of on-road CO 2 emissions. Countries around the world are implementing standards to regulate CO2 emissions from HDVs. The EU’s current strategy is focused on addressing market forces and developing a new framework to certify and report on HDV CO2 emissions. This report is meant to inform that strategy by presenting current data on freight movement and HDV sales and statistics in the EU.