Manufacturers ‘alarmed’ by MEP vote on lorry emissions

The European automotive industry reacted with alarm on Thursday when MEPs called for significant cuts to average CO2 output from heavy duty vehicles after 2020

The European automotive industry reacted with alarm on Thursday when MEPs called for significant cuts to average CO2 output from heavy duty vehicles after 2020, as the EU prepares to limit emissions from lorries and buses for the first time.

The reduction levels called for by the European Parliament's environment committee “go even beyond the Commission’s proposal, which was already highly challenging”, said Erik Jonnaert, head of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

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