On 24 January, the ENVI Committee will vote on the above draft report. In 2014, GHG emissions from HDVs represented 5% of total EU emissions, a fifth of all transport emissions and about a quarter of road transport emissions.
The Rapporteur welcomes this legislative proposal and calls on the Commission to prepare a schedule for the application of the VECTO software (Vehicle Energy Consumption calculation Tool) to the HDVs not yet covered and to develop an on-road CO2 emission test, carried out under the supervision of independent bodies. He also insists to have a fully transparent market by filling in existing information gaps and thus enabling purchasers to make better-informed choices. He proposes to apply administrative sanctions in case of irregularities or discrepancies detection.