Interurban scheduled road transport services of passengers
Climate Change Mitigation
Metric and threshold:
CO2e emissions per passenger- kilometre (gCO2e/pkm).
• Zero tailpipe emission vehicles (incl. hydrogen, fuel cell, electric) are automatically eligible. • Dedicated vehicles solely using advanced biofuels or renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological origin as defined in Art. 2 (34) and Art. 2 (36) in line with Directive (EU) 2018/2001), guaranteed either by technological design or ongoing monitoring and third-party verification. In addition, for an investment in new vehicles, only vehicles with efficiency corresponding to direct emissions below 95g CO2 e /pkm (including biogenic CO2) are eligible. Eligibility should be reviewed latest by 2025, or when Directive (EU) 2018/2001) is reviewed. • Other vehicles are eligible if direct emissions are below 50 gCO2e/pkm
Passenger transport with zero tailpipe emissions vehicles (e.g. electric, hydrogen) is eligible because the generation of these energy carriers is assumed to become low or zero carbon in the near future. Dedicated vehicles solely using a narrowly defined range of bio- or other renewable fuels are also eligible due to the relatively high challenges in electrifying the vehicle category typically used on interurban routes. Substantial contribution to climate mitigation from fuel substitution is in line with the agreed taxonomy regulation. The threshold of 50gCO2e/pkm relates to the thresholds set for passenger cars (assuming occupancy of one) and represents a value that is significantly below average new car emissions.