The Running Commentary

Auto makers fail to reach emissions targets

cape townIn 1999 the European Commission set manufacturers the goal to get emissions down to 140 g/km. This has not been achieved, below an extract from “The Adamms report”

“Well, guess what? It’s 2008 and nine years on that 140g/km has not been met. In fact, very few cars on the market today can lay claim to this accomplishment

Toyota’s Prius gets the job done at an average of 104g/km and that’s South Africa’s best. To put it in perspective, Lamborghini’s Murcielago blasts a whopping 500g/km out of its tailpipe.

But that’s OK because a new deadline has been set (much to the dismay of the bunny-huggers). The EC now wants to reduce C02 emissions from new cars to an average of 130g/km by 2012. It’ll be a tough task and, I believe, is unlikely to be met.”

Collectively the good news is that a great deal of effort is being made to come up with solutions to the global warming concern. Many of the manufacturers are working on solutions, including TATA with a compressed air solution!!

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Mike • September 22, 2008


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