Joint press conference by Connie Hedegaard and Monique Goyens on the proposals to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans further by 2020
On 11 July 2012, Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, and Monique Goyens, Director-General of the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC), held a joint press conference on the proposals to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans further by 2020.
The European Commission put forward proposals to implement targets that will further considerably reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars and light commercial vehicles (vans) by 2020.
The proposals will cut average emissions from new cars to 95 grams of CO2 per km (g CO2/km) in 2020 from 135.7g in 2011 and a mandatory target of 130g in 2015. Emissions from vans will be reduced to 147g CO2/km in 2020 from 181.4g in 2010 (the latest year for which figures are available) and a mandatory target of 175g in 2017.