Legal EU limits of car CO2 emissions?

There has been a loose voluntary agreement between the European Commission and the car maker industry to make cars less polluting in terms of CO2 emissions. The targets have been set for new cars down to 140 milligrams per kilometre (mg/km) by 2008 and 120mg/km by 2012. Now the average is closer to 160. The Environment Commissioner Dimas has voiced concern and has mention legal requirements. At the moment it is more talk. Maybe a scare tactics to make the car makers to live up to the voluntary agreement? Probably a fairly good idea but probably more effective if it is combined with taxes that increases with nominal CO2 emissions or EU tax on fossil fuel?


At November 03, 2006, Blogger Luigi Mario said...

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At November 03, 2006, Blogger Luigi Mario said...

Talkinng about CO2 emissions.... do you know this movie?
"Who Killed the Electric Car?"
When do people stop destroying such good ideas to decrease the CO2 emissions?

At November 03, 2006, Blogger Johan said...

i have heard about it the movie but i have not seen it.

the car in "front page" of the movie is reasonable good looking. but many other early electric cars where just plainly good awful. i mean what is wrong with thes ppl. making UGLY cars? an smart or mini as an electric car would be great. but sofar only made by enthusiast rather the manufacturers themselves.


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