Transport minister reports on 'Powering Future Vehicles' target

Mon 24 January 2005 View all news

In response to a parliamentary question, Transport minister David Jamiesion, said that less than 0.1 per cent of new cars sold in 2003 emitted less than 100g/km CO2. The Government has set a target for 10 per cent of new cars sold in 2012 to better this figure.

In answer to Lib Dem Norman Baker's question, Mr. Jamieson went on to explain that 3 per cent. of new cars sold in 2003 emitted less than 120 g/km CO2 —a figure which represented a significant increase on the previous year.

He said that the rate of progress in future years will depend, among other things, on how quickly new technologies are developed and introduced, and on the nature of any further EU-wide targets on new car fuel efficiency.

Mr Jamieson concluded: "We will monitor the situation closely and keep the existing package of measures under review to ensure that it is delivering the progress required, working closely with stakeholders including the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership."

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