Browse by topic: Freight, Standards

  • News

    Harmonising lorry rules a step towards reducing HGV emissions?

    The Commission is taking steps towards a first EU directive aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heavy goods vehicles. Its consultation on the weight and dimensions of lorries comes as...

     Monday, February 20, 2012 - 23:24
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    Spanish call for more toll roads

    A change may be in the air in Spain, following a call by the president of the National Confederation of Construction Works for the country to introduce more road tolls.

     Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:41
  • News

    More realistic testing for lorries?

    The Commission has opened a new laboratory to test fuel consumption and emissions from lorries and buses in more realistic conditions than are used in general 'type approval' tests.

     Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 15:17
  • Press release

    Environmental groups welcome new pollution limits for lorries

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Transport and Environment (T&E) have welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament on 'EURO VI' air pollution limits for new lorries and buses...

     Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:30
  • Publication

    Tyre standards: addressing safety, climate change and noise

     Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 16:15
  • News

    MEPs weaken Euro-VI NOx and particle limits

    MEPs have voted to water down proposed limits on nitrogen oxides and fine particle emissions from heavy vehicles. The decision appears to reflect a wish to prioritise fighting carbon dioxide...

     Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 09:30
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    Euro VI standards should be stricter and sooner, says MEP

    The MEP responsible for coordinating responses to the Commission’s Euro VI emissions standards for heavy vehicles says the standards should be stricter and come into force 18 months earlier than...

     Monday, June 16, 2008 - 16:14
  • News

    Low-emissions zones

    London, which introduced a congestion charge in 2003, was due to begin charging a pollution fee on lorries, buses and coaches entering a ‘low emissions zone’ earlier this month.

     Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 16:03
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    The Commission has proposed four possible scenarios for cutting air pollution from heavy vehicles as a first step towards a set of Euro-6 emissions limits.

     Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 10:00