Joint letter: Sustainable renewable fuels are crucial to the success of EU mobility legislation


ePURE is part of a group of 39 associations and companies representing crucial parts of the automotive, fuel and energy sectors that have sent a joint letter calling on the European Commission to include sustainable renewable fuels in EU mobility legislation. The signatories represent “a combined force behind the transformation of EU mobility towards climate neutrality in a smart and sustainable way.”

The key recommendation from the group: “It is paramount to recognise and include the renewable fuel dimension in the revision of the CO2 emissions standard regulation for vehicles. Leveraging on the CO2 emissions reduction only at tailpipe level is not sufficient to ensure the shift to carbon neutral mobility. Without the contribution of sustainable renewable fuels, the CO2 emissions from the EU fleet will not be reduced fast enough to meet the target in 2030 and towards net-zero objective in 2050.”

The letter further states: “The contribution from sustainable renewable fuels recognised in the context of the CO2 fleet target will further support the path towards net-zero mobility, generating additional volumes to the Renewable Energy Directive II, according to the same sustainability criteria. The recognition should happen through a new mechanism that encompasses the contribution of sustainable renewable fuels when determining manufacturers compliance with their CO2 emission targets.”

Read the full letter here.

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