The organisation said the results were "creditable" and "totally consistent" with an interim goal for 2003 of reaching a range of 165-170 g/km. If achieved, the commitment will contribute 15% of the EU's emission reduction target under the Kyoto climate protocol and stabilise road transport CO2 emissions within five years, it said.
Acea's progress report follows a claim that a similar Swiss voluntary agreement under which car makers agreed to reduce average fuel consumption is unlikely to meet its target (ENDS Daily 21 July).
Acea, tel: +32 2 732 5550.
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