Cuts in new car CO2 emissions continuing

Japanese, Korean, firms continued to lag behind European car makers in 2000, report shows

European car makers are on track to reduce the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars by one quarter by 2008, but Japanese and Korean firms "must increase their efforts," according to the latest annual progress report on 1998 voluntary agreements between three regional associations and the EU (EED 30/07/98).

The report confirms that European manufacturers continued to lead the way in 2000. As we reported earlier this year, they are on track to meet their 2008 target and have already complied with a 2003 interim goal of cutting emissions to 165-170g/km (EED 30/05/01).

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