This paper outlines the position of FIA Region I on the European Green Deal and the specific measures that would have a direct effect on transport and mobility.
The European Commission should:
- develop a methodology for assessing the life cycle emissions of vehicles for the purpose of monitoring CO2 emissions reductions between 2025 and 2030.
- ensure a technology-neutral approach to decarbonisation and support measures to decarbonise all power trains including the use of low carbon liquid fuels in vehicles.
- ensure a European energy taxation framework as the main financial tool to incentivise motorists to save fuel.
- carefully weigh any additional measures on taxation of private mobility.
- stay coherent with all the measures aimed at road transport, whilst making sure vulnerable consumers are not unduly penalised.
- avoid placing added financial burden on consumers for road tolls, external costs or congestion charging.
- efficiently mitigate the negative impacts of transport at the source and avoid making mobility more expensive by charging environmental and congestion costs.
- support alternative fuels through legislation where they are truly sustainable and can offer significant emissions reductions.
- fully evaluate the potential of stricter post Euro-6 limits to cut air pollutant emissions that are technologically viable and do not have a significant effect on the cost of motoring.