According to the proposal, average CO2 emissions from new cars should be 50 percent lower by 2030 than in 2021. The current plan, published in December 2018, requires a reduction of 37.5 percent over this period. A commission spokesman declined to comment on Automotive News Europe.
The German automotive association VDA told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that it would firmly reject further tightening of targets. The draft document, to be published this week, sets out a broader plan for the commission.
The European Parliament’s Environment Commission has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2030. The proposal should also include guidance on how this can be achieved. The current goal by 2030 is to reduce emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels.