EU urged to double down on car emissions as sharp fall recorded

The CO2 output of new cars sold in Europe was down 12% last year compared to 2019, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency on Tuesday, prompting campaigners to call for yet tighter limits in a forthcoming review of emissions standards, while biofuels producers claim to offer the “cheapest, most efficient” solution.

by Robert Hodgson
Emissions: CO2 output of new cars sold in Europe was down 12% last year compared to 2019 (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Emissions: CO2 output of new cars sold in Europe was down 12% last year compared to 2019 (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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