Competing options for EC curbs on CO2 emissions from cars

Proposals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars have been tabled for discussion at EC level by France, Italy and ACEA, the European car manufacturers' federation. They will now compete with ideas put forward last year by the UK and Germany, suggesting that there is little prospect of the Community meeting its deadline of legislating on the issue by the end of 1992.

The options for curbing CO2 emissions for cars are being examined by the Motor Vehicle Emissions Group (MVEG), a body of industry experts and national officials which advises the European Commission.

Arresting and then reversing the rising trend of CO2 emissions from road transport will be essential if the Community is to meet its target of stabilising its CO2 emissions at 1990 levels by 2000. Last year, a

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