Staff blog: Heavy-Duty Vehicles

If super credits are here to stay, we can at least try to make them better by getting buses out of the scheme and accounting for freight activity.
Trailers are a key component of the freight transportation system, and although they do not emit CO2 of their own, they can provide a substantial contribution to curbing CO2 emissions from long-haul transportation.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association's critique of the European Commission's proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from heavy trucks is an unpalatable dish concocted from dubious ingredients.
Increasing the stringency of the Europe's CO2 standards for HDVs would not only result in greater CO2 savings but also in a lower total cost of ownership for transport operators.
O Brasil é o último dos grandes mercados automotivos sem padrões para emissões de veículos pesados equivalentes ao Euro VI para proteção à saúde pública. A implementação rápida do P-8 resolveria tal situação, e as agências regulatórias não deveriam deixar questões inconsequentes como o calendário para a especificação do diesel de referência e conteúdo de biodiesel atrasarem sua implementação.  
Brazil is the last major auto market without Euro VI-equivalent emission standards for HDVs in place to protect public health. Implementing P-8 standards quickly would remedy that situation, and regulators shouldn't allow inconsequential questions about the schedule for new reference diesel specifications and biodiesel blending levels to create delay.