Key parliamentary committee votes on the revision of the EU’s car and van CO2 standards. It is a decisive moment as this briefing looks at what is at stake for the European Green Deal and Europe’s climate ambitions.
CO2 vehicle standards are the main tool to decarbonise cars in Europe. Since the introduction of 2020/21 targets and electric car sales have entered the mass market, sales have rocketed and make up 18% of total car sales in 2021.
Reaching 100% zero emissions mobility must be the final objective of the new car and van CO2 regulation to ensure Europe can meet its own Green Deal goals which is now within reach.
On Wednesday (11 May), the Environment Committee of the EU Parliament will vote on the revision of the car and van CO2 standards. This short briefing looks at what is at stake for the European Green Deal and Europe’s climate ambitions and explains the next steps for the new targets to become law.