Position Paper

CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles and analysis of the Commission Impact Assessment

Eurogas and NGVA Europe are committed to the decarbonisation of the transport sector, notably through the increasing role of gaseous fuels, including biomethane (bioCNG/bioLNG) as sustainable and immediately available fuels with lower GHG footprints.

We firmly believe that the upcoming Regulation on CO2 standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) will play a key role in addressing the climate performance of the new vehicle fleet and must ensure a level playing field among all viable technologies able to contribute to the urgent decarbonisation of the road transport sector.

Accounting for the actual environmental footprint of the fuels is critical and requires an enabling regulatory framework in support of further market development. A rational approach to vehicle CO2 regulations is key to creating the market conditions for expanding the deployment of bioCNG/bioLNG using established (and still growing) refuelling infrastructure.