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Hydrogen Europe Position Paper February 2023 CO2 Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

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Hydrogen Europe welcomes the intention to revise existing CO2 emissions standard limits for heavyduty vehicles as the road transport sector is rapidly moving towards cleaner and zero-emission propulsion systems.

Hydrogen Europe Position Paper February 2023 CO2 Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

As the Call for Evidence for an Impact Assessment states, “[…] current standards will not be a sufficient incentive for the investment in zero-emission vehicles that are necessary to reduce emissions in this sector”.1

In the context of the proposed revision, high ambition should go together with a technology-neutral approach.

Ahead of the publication of the new proposal, Hydrogen Europe would like to stress the following:

• Maintain a definition that allows all eligible hydrogen-powered solutions to contribute to clean mobility. • Include all vehicle types in the scope and set dedicated targets for trailers and semi-trailers.

• Work on enabling conditions: a dense, pan-European hydrogen refuelling network, robust supporting schemes, and favourable road tolls are just a part of what is needed to make hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles more affordable and attractive to end users and fleet operators

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