Electric vehicles in EU Regulations & Policies

  • Dorota Nowak 30603
  • Aleksander Ludwiński 30572
  • Bartlomiej Kaliszczak 30526
  • Cyryl Kociecki 30832
EU legislation currently refers to low-emission vehicles as vehicles having tailpipe emissions below 50g/km. This includes some plug-in hybrids, full electric cars and fuel cell (i.e. hydrogen-powered) vehicles. The latter two examples also represent zero-emission vehicles.

Legislations, regulations & directives

  1. Climate action and renewable energy package (EU 2009a) Vans (EU 2011)- Emission for new passenger vehicles
  2. Air pollutant emissions data viewer (EEA 2016c)- Official test measurements vs real world
  3. Fuel Quality Directive (EU 2009b)- Reduction of the GHG intensity of fuels
  4. Renewable Energy Directive (EU 2009c)- 10% share of renewable in transport sector by 2020
  5. Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (EU 2014)- Set targets for recharging points accessible to public by 2020 (Min. 10 pts per vehicle)
  6. European Strategy for Low Emissions (EC 2016)-Allow a journey across Europe, moving towards low emission mobility

Local Government Actions to Promote Electric Vehicle Usage

Strategy for the future – low-emission mobility 2016

  • Energy union and Climate action
  • Decarbonising economy
  • Increasing the efficiency of the transport system (digital technologies, smart pricing, lower-emission transportation models)
  • Speeding-up the deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, renewable synthetic fules and removing obstacles to the electrification of transport
  • Moving towards zero-emission vehicles rather than improving the internal combustion engines effectiveness
  • Cities and local authorities are crucial partners for this strategy
  • Commitment to support the global initiatives

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