Ferrari and Aston Martin Will Be Fined For Missing EU CO2 Reduction Goals

The European Environmental Agency will enforce a penalty for Aston Martin and Ferrari on the breach of their fleet emission targets for 2015.
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Both brands failed to meet their predetermined emission limits on a fleet level, and will suffer penalties that amount to approximately 500,000 euros.

Ferrari will get the biggest part of that fine, which amounts to 410,760 euros for the Italian automaker. Meanwhile, Aston Martin will get a sanction set at 36,370 euros, according to Automotive News Europe.

The said fines had been calculated using a formula that was established by the European Environmental Agency, which sanctions each gram of CO2 per kilometer that exceeds the set limit on a fleet level. The calculation method is complicated, but the report of the EEA states that only two automakers will have to pay penalties, and the two supercar manufacturers have been nominated.

We must note that Aston Martin Lagonda and Ferrari were both cataloged as small volume automakers, which is a threshold for companies that only make 10,000 cars a year or less. Both have complied with this restriction, but their figures were not small enough to meet the targets agreed with the European Union.

Automakers are allowed to join a “pool,” which is a group of brands that gets counted as a single entity. Evidently, this is tricky for Aston Martin Lagonda because it is an independent automaker, and not other company on the market would be interested in overshadowing its emissions when it could receive environmental “super credits.”

The organization that made this report stated that several automakers would have to accelerate the rate of reducing their fleet emissions. However, the representatives of some of those brands have said that numerous factors influenced the figures presented in the chart, and that they should not be extrapolated into the future.

Instead, most of the automakers that were judged as having to accelerate their efforts claim they will succeed in reducing their average fleet emission results by 2021. The launch of new engines, product cadence, and sales will influence these figures each year, so expect more eco-friendly options from European automakers in the next few years.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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