Germany wins renegotiation of car CO2 rules

EU environment ministers saw widespread support on 14 October for Germany’s proposal to renegotiate the deal struck with MEPs

EU member states will attempt to introduce greater flexibility for carmakers into CO2 regulations agreed with the European Parliament in June.

The move follows a meeting of environment ministers on 14 October that saw widespread support for Germany’s proposal to renegotiate the deal struck with MEPs.

The country is pushing for more generous rules on how European car manufacturers must meet their carbon emission reduction targets. The June agreement allowed carmakers to double count each low emission vehicle, defined as below 50 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

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