Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport, talks about ‘vision zero’, the Commission’s objective to have zero fatalities on European roads by 2050. While praising progress made so far, the Commissioner cautions that “the most vulnerable victims are still pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – and especially pedestrians above 65”.
Brussels, 5 April 2019 – Average CO2 emissions from new cars were 118.5 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2017, or up 0.4% compared to 2016, according to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) yesterday. This final data largely confirms the provisional 2017 figures, already published by the EEA in April last year.
China and the European Union are the world’s number one and two car markets. Together they account for half of all passenger cars sold and built around the world. Moreover, the two regions are emerging as the major global regulatory powers, setting ambitious standards and targets for tomorrow’s vehicles. That is why we at ACEA strongly believe in further strengthening collaboration between the automobile industries of the EU and China.