Governments remain deadlocked over car CO2 limits

Austrian officials have failed to bridge national divisions over the extent to which car manufacturers should be forced to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions after 2020, an EU Council document reveals

Austrian officials have failed to bridge national divisions over the extent to which car manufacturers should be forced to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions after 2020, an EU Council document reveals a week ahead of a key ministerial summit, and on the eve of a separate European Parliament vote on proposed limits.

“Throughout discussions on the proposal, the main point of divergence among Member States has been the ambition level,” according to the summary of talks led by Austrian officials during their six-month turn at the rotating Council presidency.

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