30 May '13, 4pm

Report: BMW, Audi lead the pack on misrepresenting CO2 figures in Europe #green

[i}BMW, on the other hand, has been squawking about the challenge of meeting such standards, saying earlier this month that it was \"impossible\" to do so without government financial assistance towards advanced-powertrain technology[/i] IOW Privatising profits and socialising costs Carbon taxes don\'t work well if the object is to convert the fleet to more economical and lower emission vehicles. The new car buyer or leaser may have only a three year commitment to owning the vehicle and is therefore less motivated to care about running costs and emissions. OTOH it is easy to reduce emissions with smaller displacement engines but that policy would need to be accompanied by a ban on advertising that promotes greater horsepower, something that will not find favor with most manufacturers.

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/05/30/bmw-audi-lead-pack-o...

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