INFOGRAPHIC: Are European Carmakers Failing To Meet 2020 Emission Demands

It was in 2009 when the EU first introduced mandatory 2015 CO2 standards for new passenger cars. For light-commercial vehicles a similar regulation, setting mandatory 2017 targets, was passed in 2011. At the end of 2013, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached an agreement regarding two regulatory proposals that will implement mandatory 2020 CO2 emission targets for new passenger cars and light-commercial vehicles in the European Union.

The passenger car standards are 95 g/km of CO2, phasing in for 95% of vehicles in 2020 with 100% compliance in 2021. The light-commercial vehicle standards are 147 g/km of CO2 for 2020.


No doubt, emission targets are ambitious and will have a powerful impact since many countries pattern their regulations on the European standards. So, how are carmakers doing so far? According to studies by PA Consulting Group all OEM’s will meet their targets for 2015 with an CO2 emission average of 130 g CO2 / km but the overall EU target for 2020 will be much more challenging! Based on projections by PA Consulting not all of the OEMs are expected to achieve their emission targets.

Check out the INFOGRAPHIC to see who's doing well and who should step up efforts to meet future EU demands!


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