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Moving more with less CO2 - Bonding in the Automotive Industry

Posted on 6/8/2012 9:44:54 AM By FEICA
  

The motor car has been with us for more than 120 years. Initially it was expensive and exclusively for the wealthy, but gradually it became available to the masses. Now it is hard to imagine life without the motor car. It has transformed our way of life, our landscape, and our outlook. Worldwide it has provided mobility, pleasure and economic opportunity to millions of people, but its widespread use has damaged the environment. Now the big question is how sustainable is the motor car, and the way we use it?

 

Emissions from passenger cars account for around half of all CO2 emissions in the transport sector, and almost 12% of total CO2 emissions in the European Union.

 

For this reason the European Commission introduced a comprehensive strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars and vans sold in the European Union, to ensure that the EU meets its greenhouse gas emission targets under the Kyoto Protocol and beyond.


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