By 2020, carbon dioxide emissions from vans and other light commercial vehicles should be limited to 155 grams per kilometre, member states agreed in a common position adopted on Friday, significantly higher than recommended by the European Commission.
The EU executive proposed limiting van emissions to 135g/km, about one-third below the average level in 2007. The European Parliament's environment committee called for a softening of the target, but only to 140g/km.
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