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CO2 emissions from new cars continue steep descent in 2010


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Average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars sold in the EU in 2010 dropped by almost 4% last year, the second biggest annual fall ever recorded, a database published today by the European Environment Agency shows. This is the second largest annual decline since the monitoring scheme began in 2000.

Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "These data show again that setting targets delivers results and stimulates the car industry to put greener cars on the market. These innovations also ensure that Europe's car industry remains competitive in the changing global market."

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