Reuters. Automakers will be allowed to Carmakers will be allowed to form pools to spread the burden of meeting new limits on carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft EU document obtained by Reuters.
The rules will require average CO2 emissions from new cars to meet a 120 g/km target by 2012; vehicles must reach an average of 130 g/km, and the other 10 g/km reduction will come from other measures, such as biofuels.
The proposals have sparked tension between makers of lighter cars with lower emissions and heavier cars with higher emissions. One of the outstanding issues, to be decided next week, involves how to distribute the burden among them.
A copy of the draft directive did not spell out how that would happen. But in a nod to calls for a type of emissions trading system among manufacturers, it said companies could team up to meet those goals.
The draft is to be published this coming week.