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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