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- Supports all Commission (EC) initiatives related to cutting CO2 emissions, in pursuit of the goal of a carbon-free Europe by 2050.
- Calls for the quick adoption of the regulations, taking into account its suggestions.
- Recommends reviewing the targets by 2017, in the light of developments in technology, projected market trends and the need to combat GHG emissions.
- Recommends devising a model for calculating CO2 that factors in all emissions deriving from car manufacturing. The carbon footprint should be taken into account with regard to the entire lifecycle of vehicles.
- Calls on the EC to give further consideration to the proposed linear function (i.e. the % slope), bearing in mind that opting for a 60% slope entails a 4.6g surplus of CO2 for passenger cars. The nearer the percentage is to 100, the more this favours heavy vehicles.
- Recommends adopting a labelling system for the technical characteristics of the emissions of each individual vehicle model.
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