Stop blaming others over CO2 emissions

September 2008
Automotive News Europe;9/1/2008, Vol. 13 Issue 18, p0010
Trade Publication
The author argues that carmakers in Europe should stop blaming consumers for their contribution to carbon emissions. He cites the plan of European lawmakers to discuss how they will implement the European Union's (EU) first law to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new cars. He reveals a decline in the average emissions in 2007 but the industry still missed the 140 grams per kilometer target. He also notes the carmakers' arguments, including the cost of developing fuel-efficient technologies would hit their profitability and put jobs at risk.


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