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  • Volkswagen says 120 g/km target is no problem

    The German car maker Volkswagen has announced plans for a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2015 to achieve an average of 120g/km from new cars sold.

    The announcement enables VW to undershoot by 12g/km its
    obligatory target for CO2 emissions. The company says it will invest €62.4
    billion worldwide plus an extra €14 billion for China over the next five
    years. Environmental campaigners welcomed the news, especially as
    Volkswagen was one of the worst-performing car makers in T&E’s index for
    carbon emissions, but said the 120g objective showed that the car industry
    didn’t need to water down the originally proposed 120g target to 130g when
    the EU’s emissions limits were agreed in 2009.