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Regulation 2019/1242 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles

13 November 2019
Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines with respect to emissions from heavy duty vehicles (Euro VI) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information and amending Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 and Directive 2007/46/EC and repealing Directives 80/1269/EEC, 2005/55/EC and 2005/78/EC

Regulation (EU) 2018/956 on the monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles

Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic

Came into force: 10th July 2019
Jurisdiction: EU

These Regulations set CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy duty vehicles within the EU, with the intention of contributing to the EU’s many obligations in reducing emissions and combating global warming.

From 2025 manufacturers will be required to comply with their specific CO2 emissions targets set by the Commission, or will be required to pay an excess CO2 emissions premium if it is not met.

These Regulations apply to new heavy-duty vehicles of categories N2 and N3 that meet the following characteristics:
  • Rigid lorries with a 4×2 axle configuration and a technically acceptable maximum laden mass of more than 16 tonnes (T);
  • Rigid lorries with a 6×2 axle configuration;
  • Tractors with a 4x2 axle configuration and a technically acceptable maximum laden mass exceeding 16T;
  • Tractors with a 6x2 axle configuration; and
  • Other vehicles of category N that do not fall within the scope of Regulation (EU) No 510/2011 and do not fit the characteristics for lorries listed above.
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