The EU’s proposed delay to new emissions limits for cars should not deter the industry from driving down the carbon footprint of its cars, a specialist engineering firm has said.
The EU originally agreed in July to set a limit of 95g of CO2 per km for the average car starting in 2020. At the behest of the German government it has now agreed to push back this final deadline, with only 80% of cars having to comply by 2020 and the rest by 2024 under the proposals.
Barry James, Chief Technology Officer for Romax Technology said: “The revised ruling has certainly sparked much deliberation within the automotive industry as well as the wider community, especially those concerned that the move has been perceived to weaken the original limits set by the EU.
“Amongst all the discussion, it’s imperative that car manufacturers don’t lose sight of the original goals – to drive innovation through new technologies that deliver more efficient and less polluting cars.”