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. The revenue from such schemes should be invested in sustainable transport, the Directive states. European economies rely on transporting goods long distances. This cost is especially high for those living close to Europe’s major transport routes.