Climate Action

Car manufacturers can apply for a derogation


The Commission has adopted detailed provisions for small car manufacturers explaining how they can apply for a derogation from the car CO2 emission targets that will enter into force in 2012.

According to these targets, average emissions of all new cars may not exceed 130 gram CO2 per km. Manufacturers who produce less than 10,000 cars a year, however, can apply for individual targets. Manufacturers who produce between 10,000 and 300,000 cars a year can apply for a fixed target of 25% reduction compared to their 2007 average emissions.