Ford is looking for a fellow car manufacturer willing to share excess CO2 emissions credits after stalled Ford Kuga SUV plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales put it on course to breach stringent EU emissions targets.
The mass adoption of hybrid vehicles is the most efficient way to lower global vehicle CO2 emissions amid a shortage in the supply of batteries to full electric vehicles (EVs), according to Emissions Analytics.
Jato Dynamics has warned that car manufacturers are running the risk of huge fines for failing to meet EU emissions standards after new WLTP CO2 emissions tests triggered a 10g/km average increase in vehicles’ published output.
The Vehicle Remarketing Association has warned car dealers to expect an unpredictable used car market towards the end of this year and into 2019 as the sector feels the effects of the switch to WLTP emissions test legislation.
Volkswagen’s head of group external relations and sustainability Dr Thomas Steg has been suspended following allegations that monkeys were used in an emissions testing regime carried out on behalf of the brand.
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