TEPR projects: Reducing CO2 emissions from trucks and buses
After cars, trucks and buses are the most significant source of CO2 emissions from transport in the EU. Elsewhere in the world, e.g. in the US, Japan and China, CO2 emissions from trucks and buses have been regulated for a number of years. In 2018, for the first time, the European Commission proposed to regulate CO2 emissions from trucks and buses in the EU.
As with the regulation of CO2 emissions from cars, in order to ensure that the CO2 reduction targets for trucks and buses are feasible and cost-effective, it is important to understand the costs and CO2 reduction potential associated with different technologies. It is also important that the design of the regulation provides the right incentives, which includes learning from what other parts of the world have done.
TEPR has supported the European Commission on a number of projects to support the development of EU regulation in this area: