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04 Sep 2018

European auto industry questions 2021 CO₂ target


The European auto industry is questioning existing and future EU car fleet CO₂ emission limits, reports news agency dpa in an article carried by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Our industry is worrying about whether we’ll be able to reach the 2021 target [of reducing the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars to 95 grams of CO₂ per kilometre], because that’s obviously going to be tricky,” Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), told dpa. Jonnaert also rejects the European Commission’s proposal to reduce car emissions by 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2021. “Of course it feels good to have an ambitious reduction target on paper, but we want to make sure that what’s put down is also reached, at least in our industry,” he said.

Find the article in German here.

Find background in the news piece German government struggles to find common position on new EU climate targets for cars, and the article German environment ministry pushes for tougher EU car emission rules.

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