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European automotive CO2 emissions creep up for third year

Automotive research outlet Jato Dynamics has published its annual update on European automotive CO2 emissions, finding that the level has increased for the third year in a row. This comes after a period of significant reductions from 2007 to 2016, and seems to be proof that we have hit a wall when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions from the auto sector, and need to push for greater EV adoption. Much of the early wins in CO2 reductions came from strict emissions-based regulation, mandated by the EU. As there was plenty of headroom in internal combustion engines (ICE), in terms of routes to lowering CO2 output. However, those avenues seem to have been explored as far as they can, and…

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