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Eight carmakers risk billions in fines

Maria gisvold garathun | e24 | 10 may 2015

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PA transport expert, Thomas Goettle, has been quoted in an article in E24 discussing the progress being made by the top 13 carmakers in Europe to meet EU carbon emissions targets.

The article draws on PA’s research that predicts eight manufacturers will not meet EU requirements coming into force in 2021. This includes the overall EU target of 95g CO₂/km as well as the specific targets set for each carmakers' business (based on their fleet portfolio and average vehicle weight).

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The eight carmarkers facing penalties are Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford and General Motors – with BMW expecting fines of around 100 million euros and Daimler over 1 billion euros. However, the piece highlights that it’s not all bad news for carmakers, with Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat on track to hit their targets.

Thomas Goettle says: “Manufacturers need to look to these three carmakers and learn from them. They have all reduced the weight of their vehicles to create smaller, hybrid and electric cars. While electric vehicles have sold well in Norway this trend has not replicated in other European countries, so hybrid cars are a good option for manufacturers that are struggling to meet targets.”

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