EU Clean Vehicles Directive Revision

The EU Commission proposed a revision of the Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles (the Clean Vehicles Directive) as part of the second Clean Mobility Package in November of this year. The proposal aimed to overcome several serious shortcomings identified in Directive 2009/33/EC and to increase the market uptake of clean, i.e. low- and zero-emission vehicles. The proposal also supported better alignment, and hence greater market impact of, public procurement policies in Member States. The final act was published in the Official Journal on 12 July 2019 and is now available on the EC website. Member States must transpose it to national law by 2 August 2021.