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Thursday, 28 March 2019 11:00

New CO2 emission standards for cars adopted in EU

New CO2 emission standards for cars adopted in EU

The European Parliament has agreed on CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans in the EU for the period after 2020 – a significant step towards decarbonising and modernising the European mobility sector and put the EU on track to become climate neutral, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the European Commission.

As a result of the new rules, in 2030, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower and emissions from new vans 31% lower, compared to 2021.

The new CO2 standards are part of the clean mobility package and a stepping stone towards a modernised, and more competitive European transport sector, and the road towards a climate-neutral economy in line with the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement. The new rules contribute to implementing the Juncker Commission priority of a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy.

More details: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1869_en.htm

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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