In a first for the bloc, the European Parliament made a provisional agreement to monitor emissions and fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.
The European body said it would work on agreements to monitor emissions of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, and consumption from trucks, buses and coaches. It’s the first effort ever made in the European Union for those type of vehicles.
Miguel Arias Cañete, the European commissioner for climate action, said the agreement shows that EU member states are committed to low-carbon efforts.
“With this new robust, reliable and transparent monitoring and reporting system, we are on track for the next step: CO2 emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles to be proposed in May 2018,” he said in a statement.