On 16 April, the ENVI Committee will consider the draft report on the subject mentioned above. The Commission proposal amends Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean, energy-efficient road vehicles ("Clean Vehicles Directive") with the aim to promote the clean transport, fostering new and clean technologies and in the long-term reduce emissions of air pollutants and CO2.
The revision widens the Directive's scope to ensure that the Directive covers all relevant procurement practices. It also supports better alignment, and hence greater market impact of, public procurement policies in Member States.
The proposal also sets a definition for clean light-duty vehicles based on a combined CO2 and air pollutant emissions threshold. It also makes it possible to adopt a delegated act under this Directive to adapt the same approach for heavy-duty vehicles after CO2 emission standards for such vehicles have been adopted at EU level in the future. It sets minimum procurement targets at Member State level following the definition, and in case of heavy-duty vehicles based on alternative fuels until the adoption of the delegated act. Finally, it introduces a reporting and monitoring framework and discards the methodology for monetisation of external effects.