Huge gap in official v. real-world car emissions

The gap between the real CO2 emissions from cars and those reported to regulators has more than doubled to 42% since the start of the decade, according to a report by the ICCT

The gap between the real CO2 emissions from cars and those reported to regulators has more than doubled to 42% since the start of the decade, according to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

“Since 2010, hardly any real-world reductions in CO2 emission values have been achieved,” the environmental NGO said on Monday.

The report comes just two days before the European Commission is due to publish proposals for post-2020 fuel efficiency and emissions standards for cars and vans, which may include 2025 targets and a quota for the marketing of zero-emissions vehicles such as those powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells.

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