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New cars produced in the EU will be required to emit by a third less CO2 starting 2030

Targets for decreasing the level of CO2 emissions by automobiles by 2030 have been released by the European Commission. This is done with the purpose of forcing car producers to step up development and manufacturing of hybrid, as well as electric vehicles.

It is possible that another plan will be introduced in order to stimulate firms to go more into low-emission or no-emission autos. Targets imply that vehicles’ CO2 emissions will be required to go down 15% by 2025 in comparison with 2021, and 30% by 2030.

The Commission believes that 30% lowering for passenger automobiles is a high mark and it is achievable. These requirements would not involve Britain if it leaves EU.

Likewise mean figures of CO2 emissions by LCVs getting EU registry in 2025 will be required to be 15% less, and in 2030 – 30% less than in 2021.

Policy-makers recognize that the required improvements would lead to growth of manufacturing expenses and in the short term to hike in car prices.

Math projections show that an average redesigned vehicle getting registry in 2030 would need extra production expenses of around €1,000, and a van near €900.


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