On 17 December, the EU institutions reached an agreement on post-2020 CO2 reduction measures for cars and vans, including the setting of CO2 reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. FIA Region I welcomes the agreement but warns that all stakeholders must remain vigilant over delivering real-world fuel savings and CO2 emissions reductions.
Laurianne Krid, Director General at FIA Region I said: “Although the 2025 target is not as ambitious as we had hoped for, the agreement should help cut fuel bills for motorists and tackle climate change. But we need to remain cautious and make sure the targets will be delivered on the road. The EU institutions, Member States and the automotive industry must now get behind the proposal and ensure that motorists are getting the cleaner cars promised to them.”
The EU institutions have agreed on a 15% reduction target (compared to 2021) by 2025 and 37.5% reduction target for 2030. On real-world testing, the EU will monitor the performance of vehicles in the coming years and if necessary will put in place enforcement measures should real-world fuel/CO2 figures differentiate significantly from what is achieved on the road.
On 16 January 2019, the Council formally adopted the agreement. On 22 January 2019, the ENVI Committee endorsed the provisional agreement.
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