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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:00

EU to set stricter CO2 emission standards

EU to set stricter CO2 emission standards

The Council agreed on Tuesday its position (general approach) on a regulation to set stricter CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the press statement of the European Commission.

Average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars registered in the EU will have to be 15% lower in 2025 and 35% lower in 2030, compared to the emission limits valid in 2021. For vans, the Council maintains the targets as proposed by the European Commission: 15% in 2025 and 30% in 2030. These are EU wide fleet targets. The CO2 reduction effort will be distributed among manufacturers on the basis of the average mass of their vehicle fleet.

The Council agreed to adjust the Commission proposal on an incentive mechanism for zero- and low-emission vehicles such as fully electric cars or plug-in hybrid vehicles as regards passenger cars. The benchmark for cars for 2030 was raised to 35%.

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