Row brewing over eco-innovation rules for cars

Several MEPs have accused the European Commission of planning to restrict the use of controversial "eco-innovation" measures by car manufacturers in meeting future EU limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new vehicles.

Under an EU law on car emissions, manufacturers can claim a credit of up to seven grams per kilometre (g/km) towards their targets until 2014 by introducing eco-innovations such as LED lights. The commission's environment department is drafting implementing rules on their use.

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