Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Revealed: The Major Car Manufacturers Facing CO2 Fines

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Revealed: The Major Car Manufacturers Facing CO2 Fines

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NEARLY two-thirds of top car manufacturers are facing 'massive' CO2 fines, according to new research.

A Press Association study has found that eight out of 13 of the major brands selling in Europe are on course to fail new emissions standards to be imposed from 2021, amid warnings they have been too slow to develop cleaner, alternatively-fuelled vehicles.

Manufacturers have a set target to hit by then, with the Europe-wide goal of an average of 95g/km of CO2. Firms face a 95 Euro (circa £85) fine for every gram of carbon-dioxide by which they exceed its personalised limits, multiplied by the number of cars produced by the manufacturer and registered in the EU in the previous year.

The research says Fiat-Chrysler, Groupe PSA, Hyundai, BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Mazda and Daimler are all at risk of failing to hit the target. …

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