Over the last decades motorcycles have achieved remarkable progress in enhancing their environmental performances. Through manufacturers’ continued R&D investments, today’s motorcycles have better fuel efficiency levels than in the past. Vehicle emissions - including sound levels - have also been drastically reduced over the years, while the improvement of gasoline engines and the launch of new electric and hybrid models in the market clearly show that the industry is committed to making a valuable contribution to the environmental sustainability of Europe’s transport systems.
The aim of this paper is to present how the industry views the role of its products in enhancing the environmental sustainability of transport and how it contributes to achieving this goal, when it comes to pollutant emissions, climate change, noise levels and the controlled use of hazardous substances.
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