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04 01 2018 03

As of 1 January 2019, newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. This will increase transparency around the fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the EU market.

It is estimated that freight transport demand, and hence fuel consumption, will grow by some 60% from 2010 to 2050. Freight transport operators – mainly SMEs or micro enterprises – can experience fuel costs representing over a quarter of their total operational costs.

At the same time, EU manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles face increasing global competition. Significant markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan and China have in recent years implemented regulatory measures to improve heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce fuel bills.

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