News from Brussels

Zero-emission vehicles: European Commission ambitions far removed from today’s reality, says ACEA

News from Brussels - 2020-12-10

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Package, published by the European Commission on 9 December...

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Ministers greenlight 50% toll discount for emissions-free trucks

News from Brussels - 2020-12-09

Hauliers driving emissions-free trucks will get at least half off road tolls in the EU under a new tolling system given the go-ahead by Transport Ministers on 8 December...

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Position Paper: Views on proposals for potential Euro 7 emission standard

News from Brussels - 2020-12-07

ACEA again urges the European Commission to adopt a top‐down approach to clearly define the objectives for potential Euro 7/VII emission standard proposals that should aim to tackle air pollution co...

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Industry stakeholders call for EU recognition of renewable fuels

News from Brussels - 2020-12-04

Ahead of the revision of CO2 standards for cars, vans and heavy vehicles in 2021, IRU, representing the commercial road transport industry, together with a coalition of European automotive, fuel ...

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UK government says it will end fossil fuel car sales by 2035 under green recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-12-04

November’s announcement by the UK government that it will end sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 has been welcomed by T&E...

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Channel Tunnel rail traffic at the end of the transition period: Coreper agrees mandate to ensure it can continue

News from Brussels - 2020-12-03

On 2 December the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed on a negotiating mandate for discussions with the European Parliament on a proposal aimed at ensuring that r...

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Questions and Answers on the implementation of Mobility Package 1

News from Brussels - 2020-12-02

Mobility Package 1 is in force and the social provisions on driving times and rest conditions of drivers have been applying since 20 August 2020...

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European Commission encourages a maritime future which includes Autonomous and Sustainable Ships and Shipping

News from Brussels - 2020-12-01

On the occasion of the 2nd International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit, the European Commission together with EU Member States, Norway and with valuable industry input published on 30 Novemb...

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EURO VII debate must keep internal combustion engine on the table

News from Brussels - 2020-11-27

A coalition of transport and energy stakeholders has written to the European Commission voicing concerns about the way that DG GROW’s Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards (AGVES) is plan...

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Still insufficient progress in making transport fuels more climate friendly, latest EEA data show

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

The European Union is behind its objective to reduce the greenhouse gas emission intensity of fuels sold for road transport to 6% below 2010 levels, as set out in the EU’s 2020 climate and energ...

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Europe accelerates EV shift with subsidies, bans

News from Brussels - 2020-11-20

Europe is taking unprecedented steps to phase out gasoline and diesel cars and bring an end to the almost 150-year-long era of the internal combustion engine...

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ECSA highlights crucial role of shipping as vector of global trade in its contribution to EU Trade Policy Review

News from Brussels - 2020-11-18

On behalf of the European shipping sector, ECSA is pleased to submit its contributions to the European Commission's Trade Policy Review...

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Policymakers urged to support biofuels to meet transport’s green goals

News from Brussels - 2020-11-18

Governments around the world need to urgently address this year’s 11...

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European Year of Rail 2021 – informal agreement with the European Parliament

News from Brussels - 2020-11-13

Rail travel is green, comfortable and safe – and it will play a key role in the EU’s efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2050...

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LEAK: Only zero-emission cars will win EU green investment label

News from Brussels - 2020-11-12

From January 2026, all cars sold in Europe will need to emit zero grams of Carbon Dioxide in order to be considered “sustainable” under the EU’s green finance taxonomy, according to ...

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Skills Partnership for the Automotive Ecosystem

News from Brussels - 2020-11-12

The EU auto industry is going through a major transformation because of the short-term impact of the COVID crisis, coupled with the long-term shift towards zero-emission and digital mobility...

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EU urged to correct transport decarbonisation ‘anomaly’ to reach climate targets

News from Brussels - 2020-11-09

The EU should scale up the use of sustainable renewable fuels in road transport and the different departments within the European Commission should join forces in legislation if Europe’s ambitio...

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Fuel types of new cars: petrol 47.5%, hybrids 12.4%, electric 9.9% market share third quarter 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-11-05

In the third quarter of 2020, almost one in 10 passenger cars sold in the EU was an electrically-chargeable vehicle (9...

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Interactive map: Affordability of electric cars, correlation between market uptake and GDP in the EU

News from Brussels - 2020-11-03

The map visualises the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and GDP per capita for each of the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom...

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Open letter to EU: ‘Show you care – Keep facilities open in parking areas for professional drivers!’

News from Brussels - 2020-10-30

The ETF has addressed an open letter to EU member states on behalf of trade union member organisations representing professional drivers; calling on on national authorities across Europe to keep resta...

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