Commission wants combustion engine phase out for buses

Diesel technology is also to be banned for buses. This is revealed in a Commission draft for CO2 fleet targets for heavy-duty vehicles, which is available to Europe.Table. The transition to battery-electric drives is particularly challenging for long-distance buses: This vehicle type is equipped with energy-intensive auxiliary units such as cooking and air-conditioning systems, which are powered by a diesel generator. The paper does not specify what phase-out date the Commission proposes for internal combustion engines in new buses.

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