The European Commission has set tougher CO2 emissions targets for manufacturers to meet on cars being sold in the EU. This is being met with opposition from the ACEA, who want to see this target postponed to 2030, rather than 2025, in order to give the car industry reasonable time to meet this new target.
Five Year Delay
By pushing back this date, manufacturers will be able to have two full model cycles giving them more time to make the necessary changes to meet this target. There is already a target in place that is looking to reduce average CO2 emissions to 95g/km by 2021, but the tougher new targets see this drop even further to between 68g/km and 78g/km in 2025.
This push means that many more manufacturers will be looking to make a push towards electric and hybrid vehicles. However, there has been a disappointing market uptake of this type of vehicle so it isn’t clear whether or not it will be accepted by the general population.
2025 Targets Published Next Year
Nothing is set in stone as of yet, and the European Commission won’t release their official targets for 2025 until 2016. Until this information is released, we will not know whether or not the delay has been granted or if the tough target has been stuck to.
Either way, the future for vehicles in the EU is undoubtedly green with the overall push in this industry being to bring out the vehicles with low CO2 emissions. While there is no legal reason why you should purchase a low emissions vehicle, there are many benefits in terms of reduced running costs and lower insurance so it makes sense to look towards the eco-friendly models for your next vehicle.
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