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EU Parliament Group Votes Down Stricter 2030 Car Emissions Goal

  • Amendment to raise emissions-cutting target rejected
  • Regulation still needs to be approved by Parliament, countries

European Union lawmakers in the Parliament’s environment committee voted against an amendment that would have seen a sharper reduction of emissions in the automotive sector by the end of the decade.

Representatives narrowly failed to garner enough votes that would have raised the 2030 emissions-cutting target to 70% by 2030, from 55% originally proposed by the Commission last year. An interim target for 2027 also didn’t pass. Other efforts to water down the legislation, such as requiring carmakers to reduce emissions by 90% by 2035, rather than 100% was rejected.