With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

IKEA and Nestle press EU for new laws on heavy duty truck emissions

Three of the biggest multinational companies keep together in the mission of emissions reduction. IKEA, Nestle and Heathrow press EU to find new laws in field of truck. According to three companies there is a small change in truck energy consumption in the last two decades. EU asked them to propose new standards that reduce fuel consumption in new trucks to implement them after 2020. Finally companies propose EU to introduce new fuel economy standards in next two years.

Nestle plans to cut emissions up to 10% in next four years. Car industry believes that they are already conquered the available limits by current standards. Kasper Peters from European Automobile Manufacturers believes that having same standards in a market with so many heavy duty vehicles is extremely challenging.

On the other hand European commission tries to find best methods to regulate truck emissions. Two of the leading companies, Volvo and Scania improved their fuel economy only by 0,4 litres per 100 km in last 20 years.

Source: The Guardian

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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months