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Parliamentary questions
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22 April 2020
Question for written answer E-002430/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Agnès Evren (PPE)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Maintaining Europe’s vehicle fleet

There are over 300 million motor vehicles on Europe’s roads.

One of the main challenges of the Green Deal is to achieve an appreciable reduction in emission levels for CO2 and fine particulate matter in order to fight global warming and ensure people can breathe clean air. However, most of the measures put forward focus on reducing emissions from new vehicles.

In spite of the various incentives available, changing cars is simply too expensive for many people. And in many cases, when this does happen, the old cars are sold outside the EU, thereby further increasing our carbon footprint.

But there are initiatives aimed at appreciably reducing the level of emissions from Europe’s vehicle fleet. For example, the French ‘Eco Entretien’ label uses an effective diagnostic technique to drastically reduce emissions of fine particle matter, CO2 and irritant gases from vehicles.

1. How will the Commission reduce the level of emissions from the vehicle fleet?

2. Does the Commission plan to allocate new funding to existing initiatives so that these will become the norm?

Original language of question: FR
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