European small volume car manufacturer CO2 derogation application workshop
Forbes House, London
SMMT hosted a workshop to ensure that the expectations of both small volume manufacturers and the European Commission are aligned during the application process for derogation from the CO2 targets imposed by the New Car CO2 Regulation (EC) No 443/2009.
The New Car CO2 Regulation sets out emission performance standards for new passenger cars as part of an integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles. Small volume car manufacturers, registering less than 10 000 cars per annum in the EU, have the opportunity to apply for a derogation from the CO2 targets imposed by the Regulation by virtue of Article 11(1). The derogation would impose individual and specific CO2 targets based on the manufacturer’s technological and economic potential and consistent with the characteristics of the market segments they operate in.
Detailed provisions for the application’s content and assessment have been set out in Commission Regulation (EU) No 63/2011, which was published in the Official Journal in January 2011.
Over 40 people attended the meeting, representing more than 20 small volume manufacturers from across the EU and beyond. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt welcomed attendees, outlining the importance for small volume manufacturers to understand the derogation process and submit applications in good time. Philip Owen, DG CLIMATE ACTION, then provided an overview of the new car CO2 regulation and the derogation process. Matthew Croucher from SMMT provided step-by-step guidance to completing the application form. Malgorzata Golebiewska, DG CLIMATE ACTION, then explained the Commission’s approach to assessing the applications.
Download the presentation slides.
Download the questions and responses from the Q&A session.
The DG Climate Action web page on “implementing legislation – derogations” contains the application forms, official FAQ and subsequent papers http://ec.europa.eu/clima/documentation/transport/vehicles/cars_en.htm