Mission Possible: How carmakers can reach their 2021 CO2 targets and avoid fines

Tierr@_de_N@die: Quite a demolishing report, but anyway, it seems not possible that EU changes its mind soon enough to weaken the 2020/21 targets engaged a decade ago. Now it is time to work hard to accomplish them and to start a new era in terms of mobility. 

The analysis presented in this report shows that although carmakers have fallen far behind the targets, they can and should be met. The 12-year lead time before the target fully applies has unquestionably been wasted by most carmakers except Toyota and Renault-Nissan. Claims that the fall in diesel sales is the cause of rising emissions are false – it is the rise in SUVs, driven by carmakers aggressive marketing of these vehicles that have been the main driver of rising emissions. If the companies do incur penalties they will only have their own bad decisions and woeful planning to blame, and the penalties will be a necessary reminder they have environmental responsibilities that cannot be ignored.

Source (www.transportenvironment.org): Mission Possible: How carmakers can reach their 2021 CO2 targets and avoid fines