EEA report suggests road charges for heavy-duty goods vehicles should reflect varied health effects of pollution in different countries
Green Car Congress
MARCH 4, 2013
A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests that new road charges for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs or lorries) should reflect the varied health effects of traffic pollution in different European countries. Diesel, used by most HGVs, causes more air pollution per kilometer than other fuels such as petrol. At the other end of the scale, the same truck driving in Cyprus, Malta and Finland causes damage of around €0.005 (US$0.01) per kilometer.