Commission proposes 95 grams by 2020
It has now been confirmed by the European Commission that the proposed target figure for CO2 emissions from new cars will be 95 grams per km by 2020. This is a reduction of around 27% from the mandatory average of 130 grams in 2015. Where vans are concerned, the mandatory figure is 175 grams in 2017, reducing to a proposed 147 grams in 2020. Jean-Marc Gales, who has substantial experience in top level positions held with motor manufacturers, and who is now head of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) commented: “The 2020 targets are achievable, economically sound and cost effective: the technology is already available and affordable. Limiting emissions to 95 grams would add about 1,000 Euros to the price of a new car, but this would quickly be paid off through savings in fuel consumption”. CLEPA thus welcomes the proposal, and in particular the fact that the targets are based on the NEDC test cycle currently in use, which provides manufacturers with a degree of certainty.