Chapter 3 chart Direct CO2 emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles in the EU

Without the introduction of additional policies, CO2 emissions from the road transport sector in the EU will increase by about 8% over the period 2005 to 2030. A combination of 2025 and 2030 CO2 standards for light-duty vehicles as well as an introduction of CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles by 2020 and an increased deployment of electric vehicles would reduce the emission level by about 24% by 2030. Additional measures would be needed to meet an overall CO2 reduction target of 30% for the EU’s transport sector by 2030.