BMW will seek to reduce gas emissions

The German car producer wants to take a big step in environmental matters with the reduction of carbon dioxide by 20%

The German automaker BMW announced its plans to take a big step this year to meet the European Union (EU) specifications concerning carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

“Already this year we will achieve an improvement of around 20% in Europe”, said company president Oliver Zipse.

BMW has not yet revealed data on its fleet emissions last year, but based on 128 grams of CO2 per kilometer traveled in 2018, the Bavarian automaker had planned only a slight reduction for 2019, anyway.

The company sold approximately 146,000 vehicles in 2019, of which only a few were electric.

In the European Union, car manufacturers will have to comply with the new regulations that provide for an average emission of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer traveled for new cars sold no later than 2021.

Manufacturers of heavier vehicles are also allowed slightly higher values. For BMW and Mercedes, experts and companies themselves expect limits of more than 100 grams of CO2.

K. Tovar

Source: dpa

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