L-category vehicles / COVID

EESC opinion: L-category vehicles / COVID

Key points


  • has examined the European Commission's proposal for a regulation which would allow Euro 4 motorcycle manufacturers to sell beyond 1 January 2021 vehicles they had in stock on 15 March 2020;
  • notes that the proposal in no way calls into question the initial introduction of the obligation to sell Euro 5 motorcycles and the ending of Euro 4 vehicle production;
  • is in favour of  the proposal for a regulation, which it deems a fitting and balanced measure to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the costly disposal of Euro 4 vehicle stock;
  • considers that the proposal strikes a balance between ensuring the proper functioning of the internal market, severely disrupted by COVID-19, and continuing efforts to lessen the environmental impact of road transport.

Practical information

  • Rapporteur working alone: Christophe Lefèvre
  • Administrator in charge: Dalila Bernard
  • Assistant: Yolanda Grasa Nieto

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