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18 - 20 APRIL 2023 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK

EU fails to understand vans again

The EU Council Presidency wants to limit van CO2 emission to 140g CO2/km in 2020.  Its "compromise proposal" sets this as target for the average emissions for new vans.  The plans is to use this figure as the basis for bargaining and reach an agreement on the final performance figure for vans.  The Commission aims to extend the ideas it used to set car CO2 emissions to vans and other light commercial vehicles and the Belgian Presidency wants for a deal by the end of the year.  Parliament will vote in late November.  Many industry observers worry about bureaucrats and politicians who so clearly showing their complete failure to understand the differences between the way private people use cars and business use commercial vehicles.
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