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New rules on truck emissions and fuel consumption improve transparency

Newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from January 1 2019.

The European Commission (EC) says this will increase transparency around the fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the EU.

Emissions from lorries, buses and coaches, which are the most widely representative categories of heavy-duty vehicles, currently represent around 25 % of road transport CO2 emissions and are expected to increase even further in the future, report the EC.

In order to reach the target of a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions from transport by 2050, effective measures to curb emissions from heavy-duty vehicles need to be introduced, it says.

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