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09 Jun 2011 09:06:07

EU to encourage low carbon transport with new ruling



EU to encourage low carbon transport with new ruling
The European Parliament is attempting to encourage low carbon transport by passing on the cost of environmental, noise and air pollution to hauliers.

From later this year, lorries weighing over 3.5 tonnes will have to pay extra attention to Eurovignette, which will see hauliers being charged an extra three to four cents (2p to 3p) on the 15 to 25 cents currently demanded for each kilometre driven.

Furthermore, a charge increased by 175 percent could be passed on during five-hour peak periods on certain routes.

As a way of encouraging low carbon transport, lorries which make use of Euro V-class engines will be exempt from the new rules for the next three years.

"These new European Union (EU) rules will send the right price signals to operators so they will invest more in efficient logistics, less polluting vehicles and more sustainable transport," said EU transport commissioner Siim Kallas.

Recently, the UK government published a road map helping commercial vehicle manufacturers become more energy efficient in the future.ADNFCR-1235-ID-800572200-ADNFCR


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