In 2008, the EU set legally-binding targets for new cars to emit 130 grammes of CO2 per km by 2015 and 95g in 2020. In July 2012, the European Commission put forward a proposal on how the 2020 target should be met.
The Commission draft proposal, before becoming law, needs approval by the Parliament and Council, which have the opportunity to improve it and to set a stricter CO2 emissions target for 2020 and a new and more stringent limit for 2025. In April 2013, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of this proposal, confirming the 95 gram target for 2020 and setting a range of 68-78g CO2 /km for cars sold from 2025. In July 2013, Member States were supposed to vote on the Parliament's Environment Committee decision. The proposal was blocked at the last minute, however, after Member States stalled the final vote due to pressure from Germany. It is not clear when the European Council of Member States will approve the final text.