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WESTERN EUROPE
Electric car steroids
Favourable Supercredit deal expected to put kick into Europe’s electric car market
Published: Thu 04 July 2013 17:23:36 GMT
 

Angel Merkel supercredits Germany VW

Market observers believe that Merkel, acting on behalf of Germany’s powerful autoindustry lobby, wants Brussels’ go-ahead for emission credits for all the electric cars sold between now and 2020. 

Moreover, on the vexed issue of supercredits, Germany is expected to press for a markedly more favourable 3 to 1 ratio instead of the markedly less appealing 1.3 to 1 ratio currently proposed by the EU.

If Germany gets its way, each electric car sold between now and 2020 will attract emission credits for its producers which can be banked for use after the introduction of the CO
2 95g/km limit in 2020, thus paving the way for the continued and penalty-free sale of higher CO2-emitting cars in EU markets.

If Germany also gets its way on the CO
2 supercredit formula for ultra-low-emission cars - mainly electric cars - each such car registered between now and 2020 would count as ‘three’ in the manufacturers’ fleet average CO2 formula...more

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WEST EUROPEAN new ELECTRIC CAR SALES:
West European new electric car sales: by country MAY 2013 VS MAY 2012
West European new electric car sales:
by country 5-Mths '13 VS 5-Mths '12

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