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Auto producers welcome inclusion of street transport in EU emissions buying and selling – EAST AUTO NEWS

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Auto producers welcome inclusion of street transport in EU emissions buying and selling


The European Vehicle Producers’ Affiliation (ACEA) stated it welcomes the European Parliament’s determination to incorporate street transport within the EU emissions buying and selling system (EU ETS).

ETS for street transport, or ETS2, is a cornerstone of the coverage framework for decarbonising street transport.

“By itself it’s not a magic resolution that may substitute different rules. With out it, nevertheless, it gained’t be potential to make the required ranges of CO2 reductions,” stated ACEA director common, Eric-Mark Huitema.

“We’ll solely see alternatively-powered automobiles hit the roads in large numbers if the carbon content material of all power carriers and CO2 emissions is priced appropriately.” A carbon pricing system must be a part of a broader enabling framework, together with a community of charging and refuelling infrastructure.

ACEA stated it regretted MEPs voted to solely embody commercially-used fuels in ETS2. This creates administrative burdens and is impractical to implement. As a substitute, all fuels utilized in street transport must be topic to ETS2. This is able to ship a robust sign to the fuels business to convey carbon-neutral alternate options to the market in adequate portions and at inexpensive worth ranges.

It is very important rigorously steadiness the affect of ETS on personal {and professional} street customers, ensuring that they will modify shortly. Revenues must be re-invested within the street sector to facilitate its transition, and must be used to mitigate impacts.

ACEA stated it additionally famous the Parliament place on the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). Such a mechanism is required to match the extent of ambition of the ETS reform, and to make sure that European business doesn’t endure from carbon leakage. On the similar time, it’s essential that the competitiveness of European producers on each home and export markets is rigorously thought-about. ACEA subsequently welcomed the Parliament’s request to the European Fee to evaluate the affect on downstream customers.



Auto producers welcome inclusion of street transport in EU emissions buying and selling – EAST AUTO NEWS
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