The European Automobile Manufacturers Association(EAMA) said it welcomes as an important step to introduce more transparency to the market ultimately leading to reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions from commercial vehicles. EAMA said the European Commission has developed a computer calculation tool, called Vecto, to model CO2 emissions from a wide variety of complete truck and trailer configurations using various heavy-duty vehicle cycles. Using Vecto data, the EU legislation on the calculation of CO2 from trucks will require a declaration of CO2 values for each vehicle produced for the EU market, EAMA said in a statement.
- The new regulation, approved in May by member states in the EU’s regulatory committee, will require CO2 emissions from new trucks to be calculated per “harmonized and certified procedures
- Using Vecto data, the EU legislation on the calculation of CO2 from trucks will require a declaration of CO2 values for each vehicle produced for the EU market.
- This will be a major game-changer, as it will help transport operators choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle more easily, thereby significantly reducing CO2
“A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected positive impact on transparency.”