Fit for 55: MEPs split on CO2 emissions cuts for cars and vans

Conservative and progressive MEPs expressed stark differences over the European Commission’s proposal to eliminate CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 2035 in a meeting on Monday, as a top official dismissed the case for promoting low-carbon fuels in the sector.

by Simon Pickstone
Pascal Canfin, chair of the environment committee, during Monday's meeting. MEPs clashed on proposals to cut new vehicle emissions, but were less divided over reforms to the Effort Sharing Regulation. Photo: Alexis Haulot / EP
Pascal Canfin, chair of the environment committee, during Monday's meeting. MEPs clashed on proposals to cut new vehicle emissions, but were less divided over reforms to the Effort Sharing Regulation. Photo: Alexis Haulot / EP

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