Car lobby wants to further soften co2 reduction of cars

The EU Parliament’s industrial committee intends to make the goal planned for 2012 to reduce the new vehicles to 120 g / km until 2015; The federal government criticizes: "German EU parliamentarians of autolobby externally"

The EU Commission had given the goal last year. After the automotive industry has failed to comply with the voluntary commitment adopted in 1998 to reduce CO2 emissions of the new cars to 140 grams of CO2 / km until 2008, was decided in the context of climate legislation, the outset of cars by 2012 from now on average 160 grams of CO2 / km to 130 or. 120 to reduce.

Actually, as a reduction target 120 grams of CO2 / km (4.5 liters of diesel, 5 liters of gas to 100 km) should be decided, but above all the German automotive industry and the federal government protested, so that now 130 must be achieved through improvements in vehicle technology, the another 10 grams can be achieved by other measures (tires, fuel, but also driving behavior!To). The manufacturers have to achieve the goal with their fleet. So if cars are made that cause more emissions, then they must be compensated by vehicles that consume less fuel consumption.

Disagreement is between the environmental and industrial committee for example about the BEMENGS basis. The industrial committee wants to cover the target of 130 grams of CO2 / km to the crowd, during Sacconi, the rapporteur of the Environment Committee notes that the Parliament "Instead, it is related (have), gauge and wheelbase (roughly said so long and width of the vehicle) as a reference point to elect, as this is better realized "from the ecological point of view" that the targeted goals are achieved and not conversely given an incentive to weight growth". In the opinion of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy, however, it is called:

"Since the vehicle manufacturers develop platform concepts, the "Footprint" parameter was not a suitable mabboat. The use of the "footprint" was driven that all vehicles on the same platform receive the same CO2 target value, regardless of their equipment and their total weight. In addition, small and CO2 efficient urban cars were strongly disadvantaged by "footprint"." Actually, it is certainly the committee members about the protection of coarse vehicles, "in which European manufacturers worldwide have a market share of 80%", as clearly mentioned in the opinion.

In addition, in addition to tire, fuel, driving behavior or air conditioning systems, they were happy to calculate OKO innovations on the CO2 consumption. To do so "Automotive maws, macers in maintenance, driver training and navigation infrastructure as well as energy-efficient lights, more solar technology in the car and the use of emerging".

The introduction of low-emission vehicles should be stretched. Again, you clearly notice the prere of the car lobby. 2012 should only "a quarter of the new car fleet, in 2013, in the year 2014 three quarters and in 2015 the total fleet of a manufacturer reaches the target value of 120 g CO2 / km inelectively the complementary measures" have to. That will not soften, but "Flexibility" named, which is necessary to allow manufacturers to allow the necessary developmental margin and at the same time measure alternative ways.

The penalties, however, are low: 20 euros per gram and vehicle in the first year, until 2015, according to the Environment Committee, the penalty will increase step for step to 95 euros. The industrial committee, however, occurs for 10 to a maximum of 40 euros per gram and vehicle. The plenary tuning will be made in October, the votes in the rules already in the course of this month.

The federation for the environment and nature conservation is suspected in an opinion behind the new proposals of the industrial committee, above all German Member of Members, which of the "Autolobby externally" are.

Werner deer, Traffic expert of the federal government, said to the suggest. "Especially EU MPs of CDU and CSU are responsible for that more climate protection in traffic is to be postponed on the Saint Nimmerstag. Thus, they have made themselves into the invoicing agents of the CO2 reduction in German car manufacturers. Such a policy is not only environmentally harmful, it is also innovative and dangerous workplaces, ignoring rising fuel costs and scarce resources."


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