The latest detailed statistics from the European Commission confirm European Union vehicle carbon-dioxide emissions declined in 2008, continuing the trend of the last decade. The report shows average CO2 emissions from passenger cars reached 153.5 g/km, down 3.3%, or 5.2 g/km, from 158.7 g/km in 2007. The result “is the largest relative drop in specific emissions since the beginning of the (EU’s CO2) monitoring scheme,” in 2000, the report says. A key appears to be a reduction in CO2 ...

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