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EU renews carbon cut calls

2012-07-12 08:32

The European Union has renewed its call for automakers to lead the fight against climate change, seeking a 2020 target that is 27% below the current limit.

Detroit News reports that the EU on Wednesday proposed a CO2 emissions cap (for passenger vehicles) of 95 g/km by 2020.

COULD TAKE YEARS


Current EU legislation requires automakers to cut CO2 emissions to 130 g/km.

The new draft law would need to be approved by EU national governments and the European Parliament. It is a process, Detroit News says, that could take a year or longer to complete.