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EU parliament vote gives boost to electric vehicles

The European Parliament has voted for stricter limits on CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in a move that could speed up the electrification of Europe’s transport sector The European Parliament has voted for stricter limits on CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in a move that could speed up the electrification of Europe’s transport sector.
By Andreas Walstad 4 October 2018 0 32779
Electric vehicles charging in Paris. (European Commission)

Wednesday’s vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg provides another sign that the EU favours electrification of the transport sector over other technologies such as NGVs.  

MEPs voted for a 40% carbon dioxide reduction target for passenger cars and vans by 2030 and an interim target of 20% by 2025. The targets are more ambitious than the European Commission’s original proposal of a 30% cut in CO2 by 2030, but may be watered down in the upcoming negotiations with EU member states in the Council...