Cars and CO2

One of the most important steps Europe can take to save drivers money, combat climate change, and create high tech jobs is to require carmakers to produce more efficient vehicles. In 2008, the EU set legally-binding CO2 standards for the first time. The proposal stated that cars sold in Europe in 2015 should emit 130 grammes of CO2 per kilometre on average, and those sold in 2020, 95 grammes. 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. We want the EU to set stringent future standards for fuel efficiency and to ensure that car buyers can rely on the fuel consumption figures stated by carmakers.