European Union May Reconsider Emissions Targets for Car Makers
Apparently, Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of the Fiat group, who is also the leader of the European Car Industry Association (ACEA), will present a report made in collaboration with EU Industry Commissioner, Antonio Tajani, regarding recommendations on whether or not to alter the way in which emissions measurements are made in Europe.
One of the reasons for the reconsideration is the fact that German manufacturers had been pushing for an increase in flexibility in the EU’s CO2 measurement process, requesting inclusion of factors such as driver behavior and national infrastructure, rather than mere tailpipe emissions.
Another aspect which has been taken into consideration is the fact that these stricter and stricter emissions regulations are putting added financial pressure on the manufacturers to develop and implement more eco-friendly technologies into their cars.
We feel that as long as they are earning more than enough money to stay afloat, manufacturers must invest as much as possible and as soon as possible into green technology, to try to make up for the damage we've done to the planet from the industrial revolution onward.
Plans are to force manufacturers to achieve an average rating of 130g/km for their entire range, by 2015, with the threshold expected to drop even further, to 95g/km by 2020.
Story via autocar.co.uk