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 g. The EU Member States have approved the Commission proposal and the European Parliament accepted the new agreement in February 2014. We want the EU to set tough standards for fuel efficiency and to ensure that car buyers can rely on the fuel consumption figures stated by carmakers.