August 28, 2012

Motor manufacturers accelerate vehicle carbon cuts

Figures show almost half of the major car companies' fleets already have average emissions below the 2015 limit of 130g of CO2 per km

Car manufacturers continue to make progress towards EU carbon emissions targets, with almost half already achieving the 2015 benchmark.

Figures from analysts Redspy published last week show that by July this year the fleets of 15 of the 31 major European manufacturers already had average emissions below the 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre mark that will become compulsory by 2015

However, manufacturers are still a way short of the 2020 target, which will require average emissions to have fallen to 95g/km.