Framework contract for services in the field of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles' (HDVs): methodology for simulating HDV emissions, certification, analysis and policy development
Client: DG CLIMA
Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs) represent about a quarter of EU road transport CO2 emissions and 6% of total EU emissions. In spite of some improvements in fuel consumption efficiency in recent years, HDV emissions are still rising, mainly due to increasing road freight traffic.
A comprehensive strategy to address HDV emissions (from both freight and passenger transport) is therefore essential and under preparation. While car and van CO2 emissions (M1-N1 vehicles) are being measured according to an internationally-agreed method, HDV emissions are not measured in a standard and consistent way. Consequently, no reliable baseline for the actual amount of these emissions exists.
The HDV Framework Contract will support DG CLIMA in in the preparation, compilation, cost-benefit and impact assessment analysis of policies to curb CO2 emissions from heavy duty vehicles.
This will include further development of the HDV emissions' measurement methodology and simulation tool, as well as of certification procedures on HDV fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Also to be included is the evaluation of climate change impacts of road transport legislation, the potential for curbing HDV energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and the development of policy measures that curb these emissions.