By 2030: More electric cars on roads and less car emissions in Europe's air

CO2 emissions from new cars should be cut by 45 percent by 2030 and market uptake of zero- and low- emission vehicles should accelerate, said Environment Committee MEPs on 10 September.

They proposed setting a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030: 45 percent (compared to the EU Commission’s 30 percent) with an intermediate target of 20 percent by 2025. The draft legislation also sets similar targets for new vans.

Carmakers will also have to ensure that zero- and low-emission vehicles (which emit less than 50g CO2/km) have a 40 percent market share of sales of new cars and vans by 2030, and 20 percent by 2025.

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