Members' Research Service By / February 11, 2022

CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans: ‘Fit for 55’ package [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 14 July 2021, as part of the ‘fit for 55’ package, the Commission presented a legislative proposal for a revision of the Regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

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Written by Gregor Erbach (3rd edition, updated on 06.07.2022).

On 14 July 2021, as part of the ‘fit for 55’ package, the Commission presented a legislative proposal for a revision of the Regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (vans). To raise the contribution of the road transport sector to the EU’s climate targets, the proposal sets more ambitious 2030 targets for reducing the CO2 emissions of new cars and vans and allows only zero-emission vehicles from 2035.

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In the European Parliament, the proposal has been referred to the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), with Jan Huitema (Renew, the Netherlands) as rapporteur. The Parliament adopted its position during the June I 2022 plenary session, and the Council adopted its general approach on 29 June 2022, meaning trilogue negotiations can commence.

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in line with the Union’s increased climate ambition
Committee responsible:Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)COM(2021) 556 final
14.07.2021
Rapporteur:Jan Huitema (Renew, the Netherlands)2021/0197(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:Jens Gieseke (EPP, Germany)
Sara Cerdas (S&D, Portugal)
Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, the Netherlands)
Sylvia Limmer (ID, Germany)
Pietro Fiocchi (ECR, Italy)
Kateřina Konečná (The Left, Czechia)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD)
(Parliament and Council on
equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Trilogue negotiations

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