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16 October 2018

Call for adoption of the CCF as pragmatic way towards a well-to-wheel approach for heavy duty vehicles

FuelsEurope, IRU and NGVA Europe call for adoption of the CCF as pragmatic way towards a well-to-wheel approach for heavy duty vehicles in an open letter to the European institutions

Just before the vote of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament on the regulation setting CO2 emission targets for new HDVs (Heavy Duty Vehicles), FuelsEurope, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and NGVA Europe sent an open letter to the European institutions calling upon:

  • an integrated and system approach when considering effective measures to help the decarbonisation of the European heavy-duty sector
  • the recognition of the role of low carbon fuels, and particularly renewable gaseous and liquid fuels, including e-fuels

 This will result in a fast take off of the decarbonisation process, as low-carbon fuels (including renewable and e-fuels) can leverage on current engine technologies, also in combination with future hybrid solutions. Moreover, these types of fuel can show immediate and positive benefits in lowering CO2 emissions from the circulating fleet.

For these reasons, FuelsEurope, IRU and NGVA Europe urge the European Parliament Environment Committee to adopt the introduction of a Carbon Correction Factor (CCF) in order to start taking into account the quality of the fuel.

The joint letter can be downloaded here.