Reducing car emissions key to meeting CO2 targets

08-Nov-2017 @ 17:30

Daniel Dalton Daniel Dalton

Daniel Dalton Daniel Dalton

Daniel Dalton Daniel Dalton

Reducing car emissions key to meeting CO2 targets

Commenting on today's proposals from the European Commission for new vehicle emissions targets, Conservative Internal Market spokesman Dan Dalton MEP said:

"Reducing vehicle emissions is key to meeting the EU's 2030 carbon dioxide reduction and air quality goals. An effective policy is needed to complement legislation which I am in the final stages of negotiating to ensure existing vehicles meet emissions limits.

"The European Commission is right to follow the UK Government's policy of encouraging manufacturers to speed up the development of clean electric, hydrogen and plug-in hybrid cars.

"In particular, I welcome the proposal to incentivise car makers to increase sales of such vehicles, rather than introducing penalties that would take no account of the differences between manufacturers and hit some disproportionately."

Mr Dalton piloted the EU's legislative response to the vehicle emissions scandal through the European Parliament and is currently in negotiations with the European Council and Commission.

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