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Car efficiency can be doubled

The world’s car fleet could half its fuel consumption between 2005 and 2030, if only governments would set taxes and charges that encourage fuel efficiency and not enhanced performance. That is the finding from a study by the Global Fuel Economy Initiative , which says in many OECD countries, average new car fuel economy could be down to just over 4 litres per 100km (60 miles per gallon).

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Sowing the seeds of smarter transport policy

Opinion by Jos Dings - T&E Director
Did we miss something? Last year, the European Commission didn’t propose a single new legislative measure to clean up transport. To be fair, it has been spending most of its time worrying about the future of the Eurozone. As a result, for T&E this was the sort of year where seeds for smarter transport policy were sown. We’re optimistic that next year could bring a decent crop of positive changes.

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Don't weaken vans limits, says T&E after car industry 'exaggeration'

T&E says its latest figures monitoring the efforts of car makers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars show the industry exaggerated the difficulty of reducing emissions when the latest CO2 reduction target was agreed in 2008. Toyota has almost reached the target six years early, with other car makers not far behind. T&E says the figures are a warning to MEPs and ministers that they should not water down proposed limits for emissions from vans which are currently going through the EU legislative process.

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Carmakers exaggerated time needed for CO2 cuts

European carmakers are set to achieve mandatory EU targets for new car CO2 emissions years ahead of time according to a new report published today. One carmaker, Toyota, has almost met its target for the year 2015, six years in advance. The study's findings suggest that carmakers previously exaggerated the time needed to comply with car CO2 limits. Therefore targets now being discussed for vans should be tightened according to Transport & Environment.

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