EU takes measures to slash emissions from cars and vans

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An aerial view of a parking lot filled with new Porsche cars, on the grounds of the Porsche manufacturing plant in Leipzig, Germany. Aiming for a low-carbon future, the European Commission has proposed new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans.

Both for new cars and vans, the average CO2 emissions will have to be 30% lower in 2030, compared to 2021


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In line with the EU’s low-emission mobility strategy for the transport sector, which is also a key element of the bloc’s climate policy, the European Commission proposed on November 8 new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans that will apply from 2025 and 2030 respectively.

According to the Commission, both for new cars and vans, the average CO2 emissions will have to be 30% lower in 2030, compared to 2021.

The package will also put in place a clear direction of travel towards achieving the EU’s agreed commitments under the Paris Agreement and will stimulate both innovation in new technologies and business models, and a more efficient use of all modes for the transport of goods, the Commission said.

These proposals will be boosted by targeted financial instruments to ensure a swift deployment, the Commission said, adding that the CO2 emission reduction targets the Commission proposes today are based on sound analysis and broad stakeholder involvement, from NGOs to industry.

 

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