New cars in Germany barely cut CO2 emissions-data


FRANKFURT, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of newly registered cars in German dropped by 0.5 percent to 172.5 grams per kilometre last year due to cleaner burning petrol engines, official data showed on Friday. "The automobile industry's self-imposed target of 140 g/km by 2008 appears to be scarcely viable," the German motor vehicle department KBA said in a statement after publishing the figures. In 1998, European carmakers pledged to cut emissions by 25 ...

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