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BMW's sales and marketing boss says EU emissions targets could cause major manufacturers to suffer and is calling for better communication on how ambitious 2020 targets will be reached

Future diesel legislation must be made in consultation with the car makers if customers and the industry aren’t to suffer unduly, according to BMW’s sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson.

Speaking in the wake of major cities, including London and Paris, indicating they could ban diesel cars from built-up areas, Robertson cautioned that the 2020 target of 95g/km of CO2 for all car makers, plus the introduction of Euro 6 legislation, had already placed a major burden on car makers.

“We need to make sure there is careful consideration in any legislation,” said Robertson. “The temptation for legislators is to set an ambitious target, but there has to be a clear path to how we reach those targets, otherwise everyone suffers.

“To reach the 95g/km target we need pure electric vehicles, but to sell pure electric vehicles we need governments to provide the infrastructure and to incentivise the technology. All that takes time, not two or three years.”

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Peter Cavellini 18 December 2014

Well to be honest......!

Ambitious or not,most car makers get there,plus in twenty or thirty years there might be very little Vehicle pollution.
Norma Smellons 17 December 2014


Only a true eco-nutter would moan about lower fuel costs. And only a true eco-nutter would list cars which are way too expensive and impractical as the future for the ordinary motorist. In reality, your list merely underscores how far EVs are from the mass-market, not only in cost but in performance. Anyway, I've got bad news for you - the shale revolution in the US means that the price of oil is on the decline, big time. I hope you won't be too upset while motorists like me rejoice.
Oilburner 17 December 2014

New test

Good point LP. I fully expect most cars CO2 emissions to shoot up by 10-40% when tested under the new regime. Hopefully then we'll see which cars are actually efficient in the real world without relying data from lead footed journalists, word of mouth and dubious internet surveys.