Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 37.5% in 2030, compared to levels in 2021, after the EU announced a staged process to reduce carbon emissions.
Van manufacturers have a target of a 31% reduction in the same time frame. Also tad there is a 15% cut compared to 2021 CO2 emissions for both vehicle types by 2025.
The news is the result of a compromise between the European Commission – which had pitched for a 35% cut in CO2 emissions in its latest move – and the European Parliament’s proposal of a 40% reduction.
The news that significant cuts are coming have been welcomed on the whole environmental campaigners.
Greg Archer, clean vehicles director at campaign group Transport & Environment
“Europe is shifting up a gear in the race to produce zero-emission cars. The new law means by 2030 around a third of new cars will be electric or hydrogen-powered. That’s progress but it’s not fast enough to hit our climate goals. – according to nextgreencar.com
Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European manufacturers’ association ACEA
“Members of ACEA’s will go further with reducing CO2 emissions from their vehicles, but these targets will be extremely demanding on Europe’s auto industry.