Low-Emission Mobility (Communication )

With a strategy for low-emission mobility, the EU Commission intends to help reduce CO2 emissions and air pollutants caused by transport. In cep's view, the Commission's proposed measures are largely unsuitable for reducing these emissions caused by transport in a manner which is effective and ensures "technology neutrality".


Despite the necessity of reducing CO2 emissions and air pollutants caused by transport, cep believes that tightening CO2-limits for cars and vans quickly comes up against technical limitations and gives rise to high avoidance costs. CO2 standards for lorries should only apply – if at all – to the whole vehicle. CO2 emissions trading in transport is preferable to CO2-limits because it allows for cost-effective CO2 avoidance and involves the entire vehicle population in CO2 reduction.