EU’s Delay on the CO2 Emissions Rule Attracts Ford’s Criticism image

EU’s delay on implementing the CO2 emissions rules beginning with 2020 attracted Ford’s criticism.

Yesterday, June 27th, the EU postponed voting on the CO2 emissions rule for an average 95 g/km in all vehicles sold in Europe starting with 2020, due to Germany’s intervention. Germany thinks that this rule will affect its luxury automaker, BMW and Mercedes, which take their profit mainly from selling large vehicles with high CO2 emissions.

“As a company committed to meaningful CO2 emission reductions through advanced technology, Ford is disappointed,” Ford said in a statement. “We will now have to regroup within the industry to determine the next steps.”

According to anonymous sources German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to postpone the voting until after the national elections from September, but it also believed that the nation looks for allies to overturn the agreement. Automakers in Germany say that tougher emissions regulations will only favor the French automakers such as Renault and Peugeot, as well as Italy’s Fiat, which sell mainly small cars with los CO2 emissions.

“As a company committed to meaningful CO2 emission reductions through advanced technology, Ford is disappointed,” Ford Motor Co said in a statement. “We will now have to regroup within the industry to determine the next steps.”

Source: Autonews