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CO2 Emissions from New Cars in Europe Down 12% Since 1995

23 June 2005

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CO2 emissions from new passenger cars sold in the EU-15 countries decreased by 11.8% between 1995 and 2003, and 1.2% compared to 2002, according to a new report released by the European Commission. Autos from European and Japanese manufacturers posted better results than their Korean counterparts.

I am encouraged by the good results achieved particularly by the European and Japanese Associations since 1995. Industry is pointing out that the targets remain ambitious but the results so far show that they are taking the commitments very seriously. On the Korean side, we have received assurances that they will increase their efforts and catch up soon with the other two associations.

—Günter Verheugen, Commission VP and Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry

Road transport generates more than one fifth of all CO2 emissions in the EU, with passenger cars being responsible for more than half of these emissions. CO2 emissions from road transport have risen by 22% since 1990, notably due to an increase in road transport, including private driving.

In response to growing concerns over greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the EU set an ultimate goal of 120 g CO2/km by 2010 at the latest for new cars. The European, Japanese and Korean car manufacturers’ associations committed to an interim goal of reducing CO2 emissions to 140 g/km by 2008/2009.

While the data show progress is being made, additional effort will be necessary to meet the voluntary target of 140 g/km in another three to our years.

Reductions in CO2 Emissions from New Cars in EU-15
Association2003 emissions2003 vs. 19952003 vs. 2002Interim target
ACEA [1] 163 g/km -11.9% -1.2% 165–170 g/km in 2003
JAMA [2] 172 g/km -12.2% -1.1% 165–175 g/km in 2003
KAMA [3] 179 g/km -9.1% -2.2% 165–170 g/km in 2004
[1]ACEA = European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
[2] JAMA = Japan Automobile Manufacturers’ Association
[3] KAMA = Korea Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

The EU 15 consists of Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; and the UK.

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And what about American companies in the Euro market?

...and what about european, japanese and korean companies in the american market.

GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler are part of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.

As to the American market, there isn’t any such push on CO2 reduction targets (yet). The data must exist, but I don’t know that it has been pulled together like the EU report above.

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