In 2010 the EU set legally binding targets for new vans to emit on average no more than 175g CO2/km in 2017 and 147g CO2/km in 2020. The 2020 target and the modalities to reach it had to be reviewed by 2013. In July 2012 the Commission made a proposal that confirms 147g CO2/km for 2020. This proposal was accepted by the European Parliament and member states in 2013.
T&E thinks this target denies van owners much improved fuel efficiency and lower fuel bills. To know more about the vans CO2 targets and how European decision-makers should have been more ambitious, read T&E’s briefings : short version and long version.