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Car makers hit out at European plan to cut vehicle C02 emissions by 30pc 

Car makers have hit out at European plans to cut CO2 emissions from fleets of vehicles by 30pc by 2030 as “unrealistic” and “very aggressive”.
Proposals from the European Commission to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans are intended to encourage the development of electric cars.
The starting point for the reductions is the 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer target set for 2020. The Commission called the new level “ambitious, realistic and enforceable” and said it would help maintain the European car industry’s place in face of competition from the US and China.
Car makers hit out at European plan to cut vehicle C02 emissions by 30pc 

The measure is intended to encourage development of electric vehicles

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 Sebastian Rothe
Production costs of vehicles are forecast to rise by €1,000 (?880) by 2030 as developing the technology is priced in, the Commission said. This would likely be passed on to drivers but vehicles may be more fuel-efficient as a result of the changes, cutting fuel bills.
The plans have been attacked by UK car trade body the SMMT, with chief executive Mike Hawes calling them “a potentially unrealistic challenge”.
He added: “Increasing the take-up of electric cars is not solely within the gift of the industry: major investments in infrastructure and consistent government incentives are essential.”
European industry body ACEA said the targets were “very aggressive” and did not give manufacturers enough time to make design changes. 
With the UK leaving the EU, the 2030 deadline means Britain is unlikely to be affected. However, British-based manufacturers will likely need to adhere to the measures to be able to sell their cars abroad. 
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