The European Commission’s working programme for 2023 anticipates an initiative on the greening of corporate fleets. Taxis4SmartMobility (T4SM) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) cautiously welcome this new workstream as it could provide a non-binding framework for Member States to incentivise private operators to adopt clean technologies.
However, we are concerned that the initiative could lead to the opposite, forcing private operators to buy zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and, thus, affecting the principles of a market economy.
Taxis4SmartMobility (T4SM) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) have therefore called upon Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean to incentivise transport operators to purchase zero-emission vehicles without breaching ownership rights and the freedom to invest private capital.
Read the full letter here.