Emissions targets are expected to be met by technological advances that lead to increased fuel consumption. The Commission estimated that in 2008/2009, the compliant passenger car fleet would consume on average about 5.8 l of petrol/100 km or 5.25 l of diesel/100 km. Co2 agreements have been an important factor in the increasing dieselisation of the passenger car market in the EU. The agreement signed in 1998 aimed to reach an average of 140 g/km of CO2 for new passenger cars sold in Europe by 2008. This target corresponds to a 25% reduction from the 1995 level of 186 g/km and corresponds to a fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km and 5.25 l/100 km for petrol and diesel engines. However, the average for the entire automotive market for 2008 was 153.7 g/km, which prevented the achievement of the target. This summary covers ACEA`s historic CO2 agreements, which are no longer binding – they have been replaced by binding CO2 emission rules. The ACEA agreement is a voluntary agreement between the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers and the European Commission to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles sold in the European Union to an average of 140 grams of CO2 per kilometre (gCO2/km) by 2008. If the industry does not meet the 2008 target, the Commission should adopt formal rules to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger cars. The final EU target to which these agreements must contribute is to achieve, by 2015, an average of 130 g/km of CO2 for all new passenger cars (measured in accordance with Directive 93/116/EC).
Brussels, 6 April 2020 – The scale and ambitions of the trade deal that replaces the UK`s eu membership must reflect the deep interdependence of the automotive sector, the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) demands. Otherwise, not only would this seriously harm the industry and the economy as a whole, but could also hinder the development of electric vehicles. In February 2007, the Commission acknowledged the failure of the voluntary agreement.  Subsequently, a proposal for a regulation was submitted by the Commission on 19 December 2007. In 1998/99, the European Commission signed voluntary agreements with the automotive industry to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to control greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. Since 2008/2009 – when rules have been adopted to limit CO2 emissions from new light vehicles – the voluntary agreements described in this article are no longer binding and have only historical significance. „Given this interdependence, it is essential that duty-free trade and open trade in goods and services are a cornerstone of the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK,“ said Eric-Mark Huitema, Director General of ACEA. „Any future trade agreement must therefore combine zero tariffs, applicable rules of origin, simplified customs rules and ensure that there are no technical barriers to trade.“ The agreement sets average CO2 emission targets for new cars sold in the European Union, which will be achieved jointly by EU members.