Yesterday, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposal to reform the Clean Vehicles Directive.
It is part of the Clean Mobility Package, which aims at to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles. Commissioner for Transport VioletaBulc welcomed the agreement: “We are delivering on our commitments. By promoting clean vehicles in public procurement,we are giving a solid boost to the deployment of clean mobility solutions, which will contribute to cleaner air for citizens.” Specifically, the proposed Directive defines clean vehicles and sets minimum targets for Member States for their public procurement. Following this provisional agreement, it will have to be formally approved by the European Parliament and the Council, before it can enter into force.