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IKEA, Nestlé and Philips
join call for EU limit to truck

27 de may. de 2016

Nineteen companies and
NGOs asked the
Commission to set binding
limits to trucks' CO2

A group of nineteen large companies and environmental NGOs are demanding the European Commission introduce
binding CO2 limits for trucks.
There are currently no standards regulating pollution from trucks. Campaigners have put pressure on the Commission to
propose binding rules.
Trucks make up around 25% of all vehicle emissions even though they only account for 5% of vehicles on the roads in Europe,
according to the executive’s figures.
Large companies like Ikea, Philips and Nestlé signed a letter to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and nine
commissioners today (27 May) asking the executive to lay the groundwork for binding standards next month.
The Commission is expected to announce a new strategy  to  lower carbon emissions in the transport sector at the end of
The companies joined up with transport firms including Heathrow airport, the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn’s logistics
arm and Germany’s public postal operator Deutsche Post DHL for the appeal. Brussels-based NGO Transport & Environment
also signed up the letter.


AUDITORS SLAM COMMISSION FOR INEFFICIENT RAILWAY FUNDING A new report from the European Court of Auditors says €28 billion in EU funds didn’t do enough to boost the share of freight shipped on railways— WHAT IS THE EU DOING ABOUT TRUCK CO2 EMISSIONS? Pressure is mounting on manufacturers  to lower carbon dioxide  emissions from  trucks. freight director at Transport & Environment.000 per year if they make trucks more efficient.euractiv. “Considering the complexity of the truck market with several thousand shapes and sizes. “It’s time for the Juncker Commission to follow the example of the US. MEPS DEMAND COMMISSION PROPOSE TOLLS ON TRUCKS TO CURB CO2 EMISSIONS EXCLUSIVE  / Fourteen MEPs have signed a letter to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc demanding the European Commission propose legislation to impose new tolls on 2/3 .” said William Todts. The executive will announce a new technological tool to measure truck emissions called VECTO. “We do not believe that introducing a truck CO2 test procedure and monitoring truck CO2 emissions would be sufficient to kick start the market for ultra-fuel efficient trucks in Europe. An inquiry published this week by the European Court of Auditors found that freight is increasingly sent by trucks in Europe. But campaigners have said that doesn’t go far enough.28/5/2016 IKEA. although the Commission poured money into railways to shift that trend. Nestlé and Philips join call for EU limit to truck emissions – EurActiv. as a first step to regulate emissions. The European Commission is planning  to introduce the first EU-wide standards to measure CO2 from heavy duty vehicles this summer.” the groups wrote in their letter to the Commission.” a spokesperson for the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said. buses and coaches. introducing legislation suitable for all variations is extremely challenging. China and Japan and set ambitious truck fuel economy standards. There simply is no ‘o ne-size-fits-all’ approach for heavy-duty vehicles. Campaigners say Europe has fallen behind as other countries passed laws forcing manufacturers to build cleaner trucks. The groups argued that businesses could save €10. that figure dropped despite beefed up investments. Background http://www. But the Commission has been lobbied by manufacturers to keep EU-wide truck standards off the table.

buses and coaches produce about a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU and some 5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions  – a greater share than international aviation or shipping. according to the European Commission. In May 2014. The Commission said it intends to propose legislation in 2015 which would require CO2 emissions from new HDVs to be plc | Terms and Conditions: http://www.28/5/2016 IKEA.euractiv. CO2 emissions from Heavy Duty Vehicles  (HDVs) rose by some 36% between 1990 and 2010. buses and http://www. It is the EU’s first initiative to tackle such emissions from trucks. reported and 3/3 . Trucks. the European Commission set out a strategy to curb CO2 emissions from HDVs over the coming years.euractiv. Despite some improvements in fuel efficiency. mainly due to increasing road freight traffic. • Efficacité et Transparence des Acteurs Européens  19992016. Nestlé and Philips join call for EU limit to truck emissions – EurActiv.