Country:European Union
Policy status:Planned
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport
Legal References:MEMO/05/495 Directive on the promotion of clean road transport vehicles
Description:As proposed by the European Commission, the Directive sets clean-vehicle quotas for government vehicle procurement programs. For heavy vehicles and buses, governments would be required to maintain fleets composed of at least 25% clean vehicles. The proposed Directive covers about 52,000 vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes in weight: 17,000 buses and 35,000 other heavy duty vehicles. As planned, annual government vehicle procurement for public transport services must include 25% vehicles classified as Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle (EEV). The Commission will examine whether, in a second stage, the quota obligation should be extended to include other vehicle categories.

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