Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles [first reading] - Adoption of the legislative act (LA + S) Statement - Hoofdinhoud
COUNCIL OF THE Brussels, 30 March 2009 (02.04)
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ADDENDUM TO "A" ITEM NOTE
General Secretariat of the Council
to: COREPER /COUNCIL
No prop. Cion: 5089/08 ENV 4 ENT 1 CODEC 8 Subject :
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of the Community's integrated approach to reduce CO
2 emissions from light-duty vehicles
[first reading] Adoption of the legislative act (LA + S) Statement
The Commission will by 2010 review Directive 2007/46/EC so that the presence of innovative
technologies ("eco-innovations") in a vehicle and their impact on the vehicle's specific emissions of
2 can be communicated to the Member State authorities responsible for monitoring and reporting
in accordance with the Regulation.
The Commission will also consider preparing and implementing requirements for cars to be fitted
with fuel economy meters as a means to encourage more fuel-efficient driving. In this context, the
Commission will consider modifying the framework type approval legislation and adopting the
necessary technical standards by 2010.
The Commission is, however, committed to the aims of its Better Regulation initiative and the need
for proposals to be underpinned by a comprehensive assessment of the impacts and benefits. In this
regard and in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, the Commission
will continue to evaluate the need to bring forward new legislative proposals but reserves its right to
decide if and when it would be appropriate to present any such proposal.