MEPs vote to strengthen proposed truck CO2 target

The European Parliament has backed tougher targets in proposals for the EU’s first ever CO2 emission reductions for heavy duty vehicles

The European Parliament has backed tougher targets in proposals for the EU’s first ever CO2 emission reductions for heavy duty vehicles.

MEPs voted in a plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday afternoon for average emissions of new trucks to be cut by 35% over the decade to 2030, with an interim 2025 target of 20%. Both targets are five percentage points higher than the European Commission’s proposals.

MEPs adopted the amended report, drafted by environment committee rapporteur Bas Eickhout of the Greens/EFA group, by 373 votes to 285 against.

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