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Procedure : 2007/0297(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A6-0419/2008

Texts tabled :

A6-0419/2008

Debates :

PV 16/12/2008 - 15
CRE 16/12/2008 - 15

Votes :

PV 17/12/2008 - 5.6
CRE 17/12/2008 - 5.6
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Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2008)0614

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 - Strasbourg Final edition
Emission performance standards for new passenger cars ***I
P6_TA(2008)0614A6-0419/2008
Resolution
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 17 December 2008 on the 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 (COM(2007)0856 – C6-0022/2008 – 2007/0297(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2007)0856),

–   having regard to Articles 251(2) and 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0022/2008),

–   having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposed legal basis,

–   having regard to Rules 51 and 35 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the opinion of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy(A6-0419/2008),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Takes note of the statement of the Commission annexed to this resolution.

4.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 17 December 2008 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No ../2009 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
P6_TC1-COD(2007)0297

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position at first reading corresponds to the final legislative act, Regulation (EC) No 443/2009.)


ANNEX

COMMISSION STATEMENT

The Commission confirms that in 2009 it intends to propose a revision of Directive 1999/94/EC relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emissions in respect of the marketing of new passenger cars. This is to ensure that consumers receive appropriate information about the CO2 emissions of new passenger cars.

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 CO2 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.

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