2017 will be the “year of delivery” for EU transport policy. In the coming months, the Commission will finalise and present proposals impacting all transport modes, while the Parliament and the Council will work towards agreements on key files, such as type approval and market surveillance or the review of the EASA Basic Regulation.
2017 will also be the “year of ambition” in order to plan Europe’s transition to a decarbonised transport system. From fuel policy, to road charging and CO2 standards for Light Duty Vehicles, the whole value chain (from fuel providers to manufacturers) will have to come together to assess or think of ways to mitigate the impact of new instruments on its environmental sustainability and competitiveness at a global level. While the Commission has professed that it will maintain a technology neutral approach to decarbonisation, all sectors will be keeping an eye on the policies’ direction; this is expected to impact investment in research and development.
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February 20, 2018