New targets on the horizon as carmakers' CO2 progress dissected

Reports issued by the European Commission today have confirmed that global carmakers are a long way from meeting voluntary commitments to cutting average new car CO2 emissions by 2009 and 2012 but should meet a 2015 legislative target.

A report on a 2007 voluntary agreement shows that the European (ACEA), Japanese (JAMA) and Korean (KAMA) carmaker associations narrowly missed a voluntary target of 140 grams per kilometre by 2009. The three had 2009 average emissions of 145.1g/km, 142.6g/km and 141.8g/km respectively.

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