The EU will be cutting truck emissions for new vehicles by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.

On Thursday 18 April, the EU Parliament approved the legislation that will work towards creating less CO2 emissions. Furthermore, manufacturers will be forced to sell 2% of vehicles with either zero or low-emissions by 2025. The European Commission is set to propose these post-2030 aims in conjunction with the Paris Agreement.

A change in cutting emissions were due after EU data revealed that trucks and lorries are accountable for 27% of road transport emissions, making up almost 5% of EU greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of CO2 emissions have increased to 25% since 1990 due to the increased demand of road freight traffic.

In terms of how this will affect the UK, the legislation will apply once Britain has left the European Union. The government has already stated that it will match any EU emissions standards post-Brexit.