EU Regulation for Heavy-Duty Vehicle to

Every truck manufacturer needs to reduce the CO2 emissions of its heavy-duty vehicles by 15% compared to the 2019 – 2020 average. If manufacturers fail to comply, they will incur penalty payments for each vehicle.

The tool of the EU Commission that certifies every truck with a CO2 emission value

For every new truck a CO2 emission value needs to be calculated with the help of the VECTO Tool by every OEM. For this calculation different parts of the truck are taken into consideration, amongst others tires.

Vehicle Parameters

Standardized Parameters

Driving behavior

  • Type of route
    1. long haul (few stops, constant speed)
    2. regional distribution (many stops, variable speed)
    3. urban
  • Braking and acceleration
  • Speed profile


  • Heavy and/or light cargo and load distribution

Vehicle configuration

  • Different vehicle configurations, such as rigid truck or truck and trailer combinations (including simulation of a standard trailer
0 Million
Tonnes of C02 from 2020 to 2030
Savings at the pump in the first 5 years of use for a new truck in 2025
Savings at the pump in the first 5 years of use for a new truck in 2030
0 Million
Tonnes oil savings over the period 2020 to 2040

Further Regulation & Information

For more information visit the webpage of the EU, which gives in detail an overview of the regulation, a documentation of the overall discussion as well as a study overview.