European NGV sector awaits CO2 rules for trucks

Brussels has signalled that gas has a role to play in transport, but the scale will become clearer when HDV standards are proposed next spring Brussels has signalled that gas has a role to play in transport, but the scale will become clearer when HDV standards are proposed next spring.
By Andreas Walstad 17 November 2017 0 28431
An Iveco Stralis gas-powered HGV. An Iveco Stralis gas-powered HGV. (Iveco)

Tighter carbon dioxide emission targets for cars built in the EU may trigger an uptick in the use of gas for private road transport, but it is in the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) sector where the fuel could make a real impact.

Following Brussels’ proposed CO2 standards for cars and vans, released this week, the European Commission is set to propose equivalent standards for HDVs before June next year, although no date has been set yet. 

“The commission is currently finalising its analytical work on design options...

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