25 Jun '13, 8am

European Union agrees on 2020 car emission targets

European Union agrees on 2020 car emission targets

Late last night it was announced that Ireland’s Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan (pictured) has brokered an agreement between the European Parliament and the Council that will set strict new CO2 emissions targets for all new passenger cars sold in the European Union. The deal which still needs to be ratified by The Permanent Representatives Committee will see the introduction of a 95g/km tailpipe emissions target for all new passenger cars by 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, supercredits will still be available to manufacturers that develop breakthrough technologies and produce vehicles with ultra-low emissions. Minister Phil Hogan T.D., the Irish Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government said of the agreement: “The agreement strikes an appropriate balance between environmental ambition and economic consideration...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2013/0...

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