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EP industry and transport committees discuss van co2

The European Parliament’s industry and transport committees have discussed draft legislation on reducing van CO2. In the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, Werner Langen MEP, draftsman for the committee’s opinion report outlined key elements of his draft report. He said that the 135g/km CO2 target outlined in the proposed text was unreasonable, and that the use of automatic speed restrictors was not the right approach. Consensus between Mr Langen and the Committee’s socialist shadow Mario Pirillo MEP was evident on reducing penalties to €95. Mr Pirillo also said that a long term target should not be set before an impact study is carried out. UK Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall argued that a long term target should be feasible and also welcomed the inclusion of “super-credits” for low emission vehicles. Olrich Vlasak MEP, draftsman in the Transport Committee proposed that the short-term target should be delayed by three-years, while the long-term 2020 target should be reduced to 162g/km CO2.


For more information go to http://www.europarl.europa.eu/activities/committees/home.do?language=en

Information from www.smmt.co.uk

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