MEPs vote against EC's 120g/km target

* Report calls for delay in CO2 targets * MEPs vote to back the report * Also vote for CO2 limit to be softened...

18 January 2008

MEPs vote against EC's 120g/km target

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted against the EC's proposals for an average new-car emissions limit of 120g/km by 2012.

Instead, they have backed a report which calls for a higher limit of 125g/km by the later timescale of 2015.

The report was written by a high-level group whose members include Commissioners, automotive CEOs and representatives of trade unions.

Despite the vote, a decision on EU vehicle emission levels is far from decided and it is likely to be a long time before any final target is set.