• Parliament backs ambitious post 2020 CO2 targets

    03 October 2018

    On Wednesday 3 October 2018, the Plenary of the European Parliament adopted its position for post 2020 CO2 targets for vehicles.

    FIA Region I welcomes the text adopted as it should mean significant cuts in CO2 emissions and lower ownership costs for consumers, but also warns that the planned review of the proposal in 2023 will be essential to see if the targets for 2030 are fit for purpose.

    The Parliament’s adopted position calls for the following:

    • A 20% CO2 emissions reduction target for 2025, and a 40% target for 2030;
    • A bonus malus scheme for the sale of electric vehicles;
    • A review of the 2030 targets by 2023;
    • Tougher measures to ensure real-world effectiveness such as use of onboard fuel consumption meters for monitoring and on-the-road testing;
    • Car makers to start reporting on emissions produced over the lifetime of the vehicles.

    FIA Region I Director General, Laurianne Krid, said: “The Parliament has taken an ambitious approach to reduce CO2 emissions from cars, that will benefit consumers as well as the environment. We very much support the 2025 target and we hope that the Council will be as ambitious as the Parliament. Moreover, the review clause agreed by the Parliament will be crucial to assess the long-term target and understand if the level of ambition is fit for purpose”.

    Disappointingly, the Parliament chose to stick with using the mass of vehicles to set car maker specific targets. Such a measure is thought to incentivise the production of heavier cars that emit more CO2.

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    Notes to editors

    Read FIA Region I position

    About FIA Region I
    The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 107 Motoring and Touring Clubs and their 38.5 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, FIA Region I’s work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com

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