Diesel decline has negligible impact on attainment of CO2 emission standards
The decline in diesel car sales does not put EU CO2 emission targets out of reach for carmakers, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). “In fact, other technologies – efficiency improvements in gasoline engines as well as the rollout of hybrid electric power trains – offer more compelling and cost-effective pathways to reducing CO2 emissions from European passenger cars,” states an ICCT analysis. “Our projections indicate that a decline in diesel shares down to 15% in 2025 would not interfere with meeting EU CO2 standards and would actually decrease costs of meeting CO2 standards.”
Find the ICCT briefing in English here.
For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.