Slow pace of car CO2 cuts

The average emission level of new private cars registered in the EU in 2007 was 158 grams per kilometre (g/km), down 1.25 per cent compared with 2006, according to a European Commission report dated 27 January.
The Commission’s emission monitoring reports were originally conceived to track manufacturers’ progress towards a voluntary reduction target of 140g/km by 2008. The reports will now be used to measure the industry’s compliance with new legal limits on CO2 emissions from new vehicles – 130 g/km by 2012-2015.

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