Lawmakers agree to water down cars CO2 deal

The implementation of the EU’s 95gCO2/km limit for all new cars will be pushed back by a year, and increased use of super-credits will be permitted

The implementation of the EU’s 95gCO2/km average emission limit for all new cars will be pushed back by a year to 2021, under a revised deal struck by representatives of the European Parliament and of member states on Tuesday.

The agreement also raises the cap on manufacturers’ use of super-credits to a 7.5gCO2/km average increase in emissions across all their new cars, up from 2.5gCO2/km under the original deal from June.

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