02 Dec '11, 8am

Why cars can't be greener: top 6 myths from car makers | Greenpeace UK: via @AddThis

Why cars can't be greener: top 6 myths from car makers | Greenpeace UK: via @AddThis

Despite claims that they are eco-friendly, car makers are notorious for getting in the way of regulations that will bring down CO2 emissions from their vehicles. They've spread myths about how reduction targets will affect their business, but time and again they've been proven wrong. As the European car maker's lobbying body ACEA decides whether to support proposals for new targets in 2020 and beyond, it's worth comparing what VW and its competitors said a few years ago when current targets for 2015 were being discussed, and what actually happened... Myth 1: "We can't do it" In 2007, when European Commissioners were considering an emissions target of 120g of CO2 per km by 2012, VW and other car makers said this was "technically not accomplishable". As a result, the target was weakened the target to 130g/km and delayed until 2015. But since this target became law, improveme...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/why-cars-cant-b...

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