ACEA adopts EU carbon policy

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has agreed to apply the EU policy to reduce carbon emissions from cars


The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has agreed to apply EU policy to reduce carbon emissions from cars.



The ACEA board, made up of all 13 member CEOs, said that the target of 130g CO2 per kilometre would be met by 2015, not by 2012, as proposed by the European Commission.



Measures that the ACEA plans to take to tackle CO2 emissions include increasing the implementation of gear-shift indicators, tyre pressure monitors, efficient air-conditioning and light-weight car parts.



The majority of carbon emissions from cars is caused by the existing ageing car fleet, growing congestion and increased distances being covered.



Members of the ACEA include BMW, DaimlerChrysler, FIAT, Porsche, and Volkswagen.