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Four EU Nations Call for Zero Emissions Target for Trucks, Buses

  • Heavy duty vehicles seen as harder to decarbonize than cars
  • EU deal on combustion engine phase out in cars made last year

The Netherlands is leading calls for the European Union to target zero emissions from heavy duty vehicles to bring the polluting sector in line with its climate neutrality goals.

The European Commission should set a goal of reducing emissions by 100% from new trucks, buses and coaches, according to a document seen by Bloomberg and also backed by Belgium, Denmark and Luxembourg. When the commission puts forward green freight transport regulations as soon as next month, it should also include a strengthened target for 2030, they said.