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EU Parliament approves stricter CO2 limits for cars

approved by The EU Parliament with a large majority, to set stricter limits for CO2 emissions from cars. Some of the compromise does not go far enough, others s

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EU Parliament approves stricter CO2 limits for cars

approved by The EU Parliament with a large majority, to set stricter limits for CO2 emissions from cars. Some of the compromise does not go far enough, others see jobs in danger.

This is a clear Signal in the direction of Daimler, Peugeot, Toyota and co.: cars and small trucks in Europe must be clean and the corporations to come up with something.

Because of the new limits for the greenhouse gas CO2 are: by 2030, the EU stipulates in the case of cars, a decrease of 37.5 percent, in the case of vans, it is 31 percent. In a first step, the emissions of carbon dioxide should be reduced by 15 percent.

EU Commissioner cañete is with the compromise reached satisfied.

"the first step to the economy of the future"

The European Commissioner for the environment, Miguel Arias Canete speaks of an important success. "The new limits will help ensure that the member States will be able to redeem their CO2 promise, and that the EU fulfils the Commitments of the Paris climate agreement."

In the package with the recently agreed CO2 standards for heavy Trucks and buses can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Transport sector by 2030 by 24 percent compared to the year 2005. Thus, the EU expects anyway. For the competent Rapporteur, Miriam Dalli, a social Democrat from Malta, these are only the first steps on the way to the economy of the future.

compromise, after long negotiations

Actually, the European Parliament, a significantly stricter limits strong, could not prevail in the negotiations with the EU Commission and the European member States. With the compromise, the majority of the members are still satisfied.

"Some in this house, the objectives of holding still for too low, others think they grossly exaggerated", says Jens Gieseke, traffic expert of the EPP group, which also includes the CDU and the CSU. "Climate protection is important, no question. I can tell you, however, to achieve These limits is not a child's play."

car lobby is concerned

the automotive industry, the questions whether and how these limits should be. The European lobby Association ACEA adheres to the specifications are politically motivated and fears that the industrial base in Europe will be weakened and many jobs will be lost.

, However, are increased in the Auto sector CO2 emissions for the last part. Meanwhile, a third of the carbon dioxide, which is almost in Europe. The greenhouse gas comes mainly from the exhaust pipes of cars and Trucks. If the European climate goals are to be achieved, then it must do so quickly. Also on the topic of electric mobility. Because currently, many manufacturers of with your vehicle are fleets of the border is still far away.

EU climate standards for Trucks on the way, 19.02.2019 auto industry shocked by stricter CO2 limits, 18.12.2018 Atlas |France |Strasbourg

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