Warning over km-based CO2 limit for lorries

Any forthcoming CO2 limit for lorries should not be solely based on kilometres driven as is the case for passenger cars and vans, European automotive industry executives have said. This could lead to an increase in CO2, they warned.

Policymakers must also take into account the amount of freight transported, otherwise they will create a perverse incentive to put more small lorries on the road instead of fewer heavy duty vehicles carrying more goods, industry representatives said in meetings in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday.

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