Passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and category L vehicles
Climate Change Mitigation
Metric and threshold:
CO2 emissions per vehicle kilometre (gCO2/km).
For passenger cars and light commercial vehicles:
• Zero tailpipe emission vehicles (incl. hydrogen, fuel cell, electric). These are automatically eligible. • Vehicles with tailpipe emission intensity of max 50 g CO2/km (WLTP) are eligible until 2025. • From 2026 onwards only vehicles with emission intensity of 0g CO2/km (WLTP) are eligible.
For category L vehicles:
• Zero tailpipe emission vehicles (incl. hydrogen, fuel cell, electric).
Zero direct emissions vehicles (e.g. electric, hydrogen) are eligible because the generation of the energy carriers used by zero tailpipe emissions vehicles is assumed to become low or zero carbon in the near future. Vehicles with tailpipe emission intensity of max 50 g CO2/km (WLTP) are eligible until 2025 because the post-2020 CO2 Regulation for cars and vans sets this threshold as an ambitious mid-term target that is significantly below the expected average emissions of new cars and vans. The 50 g CO2/km threshold does not apply to L vehicles (e.g. motorcycles) due to their lower weight and high electrification potential.