Monitoring the CO2 from Heavy Duty Vehicles (Regulation)
The EU Commission is aiming to bring in a new registration and monitoring system for the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries and buses. This means additional bureaucratic obligations for vehicle manufacturers and registration authorities. The obligation to publish sensitive data weakens the competitiveness of European vehicle manufacturers on markets outside the EU.
Incorporating road transport, including heavy duty vehicles, in European emissions trading would render the planned bureaucratic registration obligations superfluous. The Commission’s proposal to establish CO2 limits prior to passing this Regulation also means that regulatory requirements are being put in place based on insufficient data.