EU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions

February 25th, 2014 Comments Off on EU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions

NewKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » rules designed to achieve the CO2 emission reduction target of 95g/km for new carsBattery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says. Read more ... » by 2020 were endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday. The text retains this target, albeit with a one-year “phase-in” period in 2020. It also allows “super credits”, whereby the cleanest cars in each manufacturer’s rangeToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » count for more than others, to apply from 2020 to 2022.

In talks with the Council, Parliament’s negotiators limited the proposed “phase-in” of the 95g/km mandatory target to 95% of new cars and to a single year: 2020.

“This vote means that EuropeElectric Car Nissan #LEAF for 199+vat/month Special Offer. Read more ... » will continue to be at the cutting edge in reducing co2 emissionsSuper fast electric car chargers to come to Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh in Cotswolds. Read more ... » from cars, as the 95g/km target represents a saving of 15London: New electric car-charging bays as Hammersmith council steps up fight against pollution. Read more ... » million tonnes of CO2 emissionsNew: BMW 3-series plug-in hybrid. Read more ... » per year. However, the costToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » of innovation has to be socially acceptable and economically feasible, both for consumers and manufacturersGeneva Motor Show: Electric cars no longer the exception?. Read more ... »” said rapporteur Thomas Ulmer (EPP, DE). “We are also going to introduce new testVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » cycles which will better reflect real drivingToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » conditions”, he added.

The text was approved by 499 votes in favour, 107 against and 9Total Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » abstentions.

Super-credits

“Super-credits” (favourable weightings for cleaner cars within a manufacturer’s range) would be allowed from 2020 to 2022 (there will be no super-credits in 2016-2020), but capped at 7UK Electric Car Sales are shooting up and no sign of slowing!. Read more ... ».5g/km over that period. The following multipliers will apply: a carMajor Kudos: Sadiq Khan unveils plans for extra charge on London's most polluting cars. Read more ... » emitting less than 50g/km will count as 2Ultra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » passenger carsSuper!: Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017. Read more ... » in 2020, 1*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... ».67 passenger cars in 2021, 1.33UK Gov: Boosting Green and Electric Car/ Low emission Car uptake with £500 Million Investment. Read more ... » passenger cars in 2022, and 1 passenger car in 2023.

Towards a more realistic emissions test

The new UN-defined WorldToo good to not* mention: Volvo Plugin (#ev hybrid) V60 - 49g/km CO2 and nearly 150mpg in Hybrid, while Power can deliver 0-62mph in just 6.2 seconds!. Read more ... » Light Duty Test Procedure (WLTP) which better reflects real-world driving conditions, should come into force at the earliest opportunity, says the text. The European CommissionElectric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report. Read more ... » has indicated its support for a 2017 deadline.

MEPs note that recent studies show that manufacturers have exploited weaknesses in the current procedure, leadingGood Growth: New electric car chargepoints springing up across Worcestershire. Read more ... » to official consumptionThe official Electric Car launch of the BMW i3. Read more ... » and emission figures which are far from those achieved in everyday driving conditions.

Next steps

The pending updateComplaint to Source London Charging Network (from our user!) regarding Wrong #EV information on their site. Read more ... » must still be approved by the Council of Ministers to enter into force.

Procedure: Co-decision, first reading (with agreement)

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