VDA Position
    With “Fit for 55,” the European Commission has presented a comprehensive package aimed at reshaping the European Union’s climate policy. In terms of road transport, the Commission has proposed a revision of CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, a revision of the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) and an extension of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to the transport sector. Other initiatives in this area include revisions of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Tax Directive (ETD), as well as the proposal for a Carbon Boundary Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). A proposal for the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is set to follow in December.