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EU nations water down CO2 limits for cars

EU nations have scaled down their ambitions on CO2 limits for cars and vans, but the electrification of the road transport sector looks set to continue EU nations have scaled down their ambitions on CO2 limits for cars and vans, but the electrification of the road transport sector looks set to continue.
By Andreas Walstad 10 October 2018 0 32855
Electric vehicles are set to gain from stricter CO2 limits Electric vehicles are set to gain from stricter CO2 limits. (EP)

Member states in the Council of the EU have cut back plans for carbon dioxide standards for passenger cars and vans, but their proposed targets nevertheless appear strong enough to support a continued electrification of road transport. Higher power demand resulting from the electrification of transport could also support the gas-fired power sector, although the scale of the impact is unknown.

Environment ministers from the EU28 reached a preliminary agreement on CO2 limits for light vehicles during a council meeting in Luxembourg on...