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EU Reaches Deal On Near Phaseout of Diesel Trucks

EU governments and MEPs agreed that, from 2035, the targets will also apply to vocational vehicles such as garbage and construction trucks. T&E said this extension will result in an additional 7% of the heavy-duty vehicle market being subject to CO2 targets. The negotiators resisted pressure from the fossil fuel industry to create a loophole in the targets for e-fuels and biofuels. Trailer manufacturers need to improve the emissions performance of truck trailers by 10% in 2030 – a weaker target than proposed by the Commission. The CO2 target for buses was also reduced to 90% in 2030, reaching 100% by 2035. T&E estimates the EU targets will result in around 30% of trucks sold in 2030, and at least three-quarters in 2040, being zero emissions – electric or hydrogen. After cars, heavy-duty vehicles are the biggest transport polluter in Europe. Fedor Unterlohner concluded: “No stakeholder got everything they wanted, but the truth is this is a very balanced deal and positive news. One of Europe’s biggest polluters has a path to go green. Long-term investment certainty has been given to manufacturers and the freight industry. https://cleantechnica.com/2024/01/19/eu-reaches-deal-on-near-phaseout-of-diesel-trucks/amp/

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  • Grace Njeri

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    EU truly understood the assignment,the phase out is a real deal.

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    • Ann Nyambura

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      EU's stance sets an example for others.

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      • Saustine Lusanzu

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        Kudos to the EU

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        • Esther Wanjiku

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          The EU is really on the right track and is doing a very commendable job phasing out fossil fuel powered engines

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • George Kariuki

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              This is a positive step in the right direction. With careful planning and implementation, the transition to zero-emission trucks can be achieved in a way that benefits both the environment and the economy.

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              • Saustine Lusanzu

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                @george_kariuki yes we only need clear planning and implementation

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                Impressive!👏👏💚

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              • Tabitha Kimani

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                EU and it's robust actions for a better world is really encouraging.

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              • dickson mutai

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                The resistance to pressure from the fossil fuel industry to create loopholes for e-fuels and biofuels demonstrates a commitment to genuine sustainability

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                • Jane Wangui

                  12 w

                  @dickson_mutai good job EU. Commendable progress.

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

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                    @dickson_mutai It speaks of the absolute resolve the EU has in its commitment

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                  • Rashid Kamau

                    12 w

                    The transportation transition matter should be given the first priority.

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                    • Saustine Lusanzu

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                      @rashid_kamau exactly we can also reduce fossil fuels

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

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                        @saustine_lusanzu and air pollution

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                      • Princess

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                        This is truly commendable.

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                        • Saustine Lusanzu

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                          @princess_nel_268 time to make it as a priority

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                        • Joseph Githinji

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                          This are commendable efforts by the EU to create a net zero and a sustainable environment.

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                        • Patrik Lobergh

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                          Thanks EU for pushing!👍

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                          • Rashid Kamau

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                            @patrik_lobergh They should continue striving for this great transition.

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