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MEPs bolster ambition on CO2 standards for cars

MEPs have put pressure on the EU to adopt more ambitious CO2 targets for cars and vans following a key vote in Strasbourg on Monday night MEPs have put pressure on the EU to adopt more ambitious CO2 targets for cars and vans following a key vote in Strasbourg on Monday night.
By Andreas Walstad 11 September 2018 0 32493
Rapporteur Miriam Dalli (S&D, Malta) in the ENVI committee. (European Parliament)

MEPs in the European Parliament’s environment (ENVI) committee voted on Monday night to support more ambitious standards for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans beyond the targets proposed by the European Commission in November last year

The revised targets could help accelerate the roll-out of electric cars and vans in Europe, which could also boost the demand for electricity and gas-fired generation. However, the targets need support from the rest of parliament and the member states in the Council of the...