EU Energy Policy

NGV sector flags omissions in Mobility Package

Europe’s NGV industry has welcomed a new proposal for tighter CO2 targets for cars, but is concerned about the absence of lifecycle emissions in the methodology Europe’s NGV industry has welcomed a new proposal for tighter CO2 targets for cars, but is concerned about the absence of lifecycle emissions in the methodology.
By Andreas Walstad 9 November 2017 0 28326
A European Commission press conference on the Mobility Package A press conference held by the commission on the Mobility Package. (EC)

The European Commission’s proposed new carbon dioxide standards for cars and vans have been broadly welcomed by the NGV industry, but the absence of lifecycle emissions accountability is a concern, according to the Brussels-based Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). 

The proposal under the Mobility Package – unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday – would oblige car manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions based on an average of emissions across their entire car fleets.

The current 2021 target of 95 grams of CO2 per km will be reduced...