Average vehicle emissions have fallen but there are calls for more stringent tests

Average carbon emissions from passenger cars in Europe have fallen by 49g/km since 1995, a drop of 31 per cent. Those figures are from the European En(...)

Hot air? Campaigners says the agreement has been weakened unnecessarily. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

The European Parliament has finally passed long-anticipated legislation to enforce a 95g/km average carbon-dioxide limit on carmakers from 2020(...)

Meanwhile, trade figures from EU statistics agency Eurostat showed a sharp drop in imports to the bloc in May

European imports slumped in May, while car sales hit a 17-year low last month, raising concerns about the health of the European economy. As workers t(...)

New limits will force car makers to cut an average of 35g/km of Co2 from their fleet between now and 2020. Photograph: Frank Miller

Neil BriscoeRules for enforcing carbon emissions limits on new cars have been agreed by the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament, but al(...)