June 6, 2018 / 8:10 AM / 16 days ago

Germany eyes tougher CO2 emissions rules for cars in EU

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Environment Ministry has drawn up a position paper suggesting CO2 emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles should be halved by 2030 compared to 2021 levels, documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

A traffic sign, which bans diesel cars is pictured at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg, Germany, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

That compares to proposals from the European Commission for a 30 percent reduction. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze also wants a 25 percent reduction by 2025 compared to a 15 percent decline envisaged by the European Commission.

Reporting by Hans-Edzard Busemann; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel

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