Mobility Package I: European Commission publishes study results on vehicle return and cabotage restrictions

The European Commission has just published the results of the studies on vehicle return and cabotage restrictions, which were adopted as part of the Mobility Package last year.

I have been wanting to see what the impacts are of those policies to confirm my suspicions. According to the studies, the impacts of those policies result in up to 3.3 million additional tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, which is comparable to a year’s worth of total transport emissions in Estonia. No surprises.

The two studies are a very good argument for the European Comission to discuss ending these two policies. They go against the Green Deal objectives and hinder competition.