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    Response to the European Green Deal

    27 April 2020

    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.