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EU car firms to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% from 2030


The European Commission has published proposals aimed at reducing vehicles’ carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030. The move is designed to put further pressure on manufacturers to develop more hybrid and electric cars.

The Commission said the incentives for manufacturers to produce more alternative vehicles were designed to boost the EU’s competitiveness in the global car manufacturing market.

Experts have said:

“The EU automotive industry risks losing its technological leadership in particular with respect to zero- and low-emission vehicles, with the US, Japan, South Korea and China moving ahead very quickly in this segment”.