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Heavy-duty vehicles urgently require regulatory update that boosts their data market potential

News from Brussels CLEPA - 2023-10-24

CLEPA, together with other independent service providers, has published a position paper calling for a revision of the Type approval regulation that maximises the potential of the data market for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). …

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Leading EU committee supports near phase-out of diesel trucks

News from Brussels Transport & Environment - 2023-10-24

The EU Parliament environment committee has backed the European Commission’s plans to slash emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. MEPs voted for targets to cut the average emissions of new freight trucks by 45% in 2030 and 90% in 2040. …

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Threat of higher fuel prices resurrects Yellow Vest fears

News from Brussels EURACTIV - 2023-10-24

A recent analysis suggests that the EU’s carbon market for road transport and buildings (known as ETS 2) may see prices rise far above the €45 promised by the European Commission, provoking fears that protests against fuel price hik …

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ENVI narrowly fails to capitalise on feasible EU mobility CO₂ solutions

News from Brussels IRU - 2023-10-24

The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has narrowly voted in support of the original overly ambitious emission reduction targets proposed by the European Commission in the revision of CO₂ …

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Council adopts new framework to boost the roll-out of intelligent transport systems

News from Brussels Council of the EU - 2023-10-23

With a view to accelerating digital transition and smarter mobility in the EU, the Council adopted a new framework on the deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS) by revising the 2010 directive. …

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EU Commission offers reasonable grace period given tachograph 2 shortage

News from Brussels IRU - 2023-10-23

Member States can give operators until 18 August 2025 to retrofit heavy-duty vehicles registered between 21 August 2023 and 31 December 2023 with SMT2 devices. …

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Global companies push EU Parliament to favour zero-emission trucks

News from Brussels EURACTIV - 2023-10-20

However, the biofuels industry has questioned the companies’ advice, arguing that ignoring the contribution of alternative fuels could slow the reduction of truck emissions. …

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Agreement with Europe needed to avoid £3,400 electric vehicle tax hike

News from Brussels SMMT - 2023-10-18

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is today urging the EU and UK to strike an immediate agreement to avoid damaging Brexit tariffs on electrified vehicles. …

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7 myths about fuels and electric trucks from the oil and gas industry

News from Brussels Transport & Environment - 2023-10-18

The European Union is currently revising its CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). This regulation will irreversibly cut the trucking sector’s dependence on diesel. …

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IRU welcomes Italy’s intention to take Austria to court over Brenner route

News from Brussels IRU - 2023-10-18

IRU welcomes the Italian government’s confirmation of its intention to take Austria to court in a new attempt to try to unblock the Brenner impasse, following inaction by the European Commission. …

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