Vote on CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles: - extracts from the vote on the report Holger KRAHMER (ALDE, DE)

Type: News   Reference: 95352   Duration: 00:01:02  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 14/01/2014   First transmission: 14/01/2014
The CO2 emission limit for new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU is to be reduced from 203 g/km today to 147 g/km by 2020, under draft legislation approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The text, already informally agreed with EU ministers, also calls for the introduction of more reliable CO2 emission testing methods. "We achieved a result after some difficult negotiations. I'm glad that we haven't yielded to any kind of pressure to change that target. As the lifespan of light commercial vehicles is longer than that of passenger cars, it is appropriate for us to stick to the target that we set ourselves", said Holger Krahmer (ALDE, DE), whose report was approved by 552 votes in favour, 110 against and 12 abstentions. The 147g/km by 2020 target is for maximum average emissions authorised for the entire fleet of models made by each manufacturer registered in the EU of vans of up to 2.610 tonnes unladen and 3.5 tonnes laden. It will apply to manufacturers producing more than 1,000 vehicles per year. Manufacturers will therefore have to produce enough cleaner models to outweigh heavier or more polluting vehicles in order to achieve an overall "balance" of 147 g/km by 2020, on pain of penalties.

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00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg. 00:00:07
00:00:12 EP Vice-President Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT opens the vote on the report by Holger KRAHMER (ALDE, DE) on CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles. Ambience shots during the vote. 00:00:18
00:00:30 Final vote on the Commission's proposal and on the legislative resolution as ammended. Result of the vote: 552 votes in favour, 110 against and 12 abstentions. Cutaway on rapporteur Holger KRAHMER. 00:00:32
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