MEPs weaken plan to cut vans' CO2 emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions from light commercial vehicles such as vans should be limited to 140 grams of CO2 per kilometre by 2020, members of the European Parliament's environment committee said in Brussels on Tuesday.

This is lower than the 150g/km target originally proposed by British centre-right rapporteur Martin Callanan but weaker than what the European Commission's target of 135g/km. The committee did not change a proposed interim limit of 175g/km phased in between 2014 and 2016. Some firms had pleaded for more time to comply.

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