EU Commission’s European Strategy for a Low-Emission Mobility

FuelsEurope welcomes the Commission’s European Strategy for a Low-Emission Mobility, published today, for its integrated approach and for the recognition that efficient internal combustion engines and liquid fuels will still be needed during the transition to alternative technologies. Considering Europe’s objectives of jobs and economic growth, cost-effectiveness needs to be a key principle. To achieve this, transparency of carbon abatement costs, and technology neutrality are needed to guide policy decisions. However the principle of technology neutrality risks being contradicted by the Commission proposal to consider mandates on the supply of alternative energy sources, and “zero-emission” vehicles.