Position paper – Post-2021 CO2 regime for LCVs

When it comes to CO2, the situation for vans (also known as light commercial vehicles or LCVs) is completely different to that for passenger cars. That’s why ACEA calls on the European Commission to pay special attention to the specificities of the LCV segment when setting future CO2 targets.

Even though some of the key principles (such as using mass as the parameter and target calculation) can be shared with CO2 legislation for passenger cars, the ambition level for LCVs should be assessed separately. Moreover, LCV legislation should also cover some additional requirements. Most importantly, any future proposal should consider the specificities of multi-stage vehicles, reflect the design constraints of LCVs and the individual modalities required to reach post-2021 CO2 targets.

ACEA and its members advocate the following key principles for a post-2021 CO2 framework focused on light commercial vehicles, some to be shared with CO2 legislation for passenger cars and others specifically applying to the LCV segment.


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