30 Jun '15, 6pm

European Automakers Ask To Delay 2025 Emissions Standards

European automakers are asking for a five-year extension to meet new emissions guidelines, saying they don’t have the technology ready for 2025’s target goals. The request came through the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA), which asked the governing European Commission for the delay, reported Automotive News Europe . “ACEA is arguing that the car industry needs until 2030 – or about two full model cycles – to meet a new target,” said Automotive News Europe . To be in compliance, European automaker’s CO2 emissions must reach an average of 95 grams per km over the next six years. And by 2025, the standards will tighten to a range between 68 g/km and 78 g/km. In comparison, last year’s CO2 emissions averaged 123 g/km. According to ACEA, “it may not be possible” to reach the 2025 goal because the industry has already reached the efficiency limits of traditi...

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