French cars lead EU list of low CO2 emitters, Ferrari fined

December 16, 2016
A Renault Zoe electric car at a charging point in Lisbon

The European Union on Friday said luxury carmakers Ferrari and Aston Martin would receive a fine for exceeding their carbon emission targets, as French cars lead the way in lowering emissions.

French car manufacturers Peugeot, Citroen and Renault ranked first, second and third on an annual list of large car manufacturers with the lowest , the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report.

"Two manufacturers, Aston Martin Lagonda and Ferrari, exceeded their specific and therefore are required to pay excess emission premiums," the agency said.

Based on data provided by the agency, Ferrari was likely to pay pay a fine of around 411,000 euros (around $428,000) while Aston Martin was likely to pay around 33,000 euros. The final amount is calculated by the European Commission.

On average, new cars sold in the bloc had carbon emissions that were eight percent below the 2015 target of 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (g/km) and 3.1 percent lower than in 2014.

For light commercial vehicles sold in 2015, the number stood at 168.3 g/km, below the 2017 target of 175 g/km and down 0.4 percent from 2014.

Last year, cars with lower carbon emissions were bought in Western EU member states compared to the Eastern members of the bloc last year, according to the EEA.

Car maker Ferrari faces a fine for exceeding its carbon emissions target

On average, the most efficient new cars were bought in the Netherlands, followed by Portugal, Denmark and Greece in second place, while Portugal followed by Cyprus bought the most effective new vans, the report found.

Conventional diesel and petrol cars accounted for 97.2 percent of new registrations, as the proportion of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles rose to one percent from 0.8 percent in 2014.

The remaining 1.6 percent of new registrations covered vehicles running on other alternative fuels, such as liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas.

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1 / 5 (5) Dec 16, 2016
A decent electric car costing half as much can outdo those noisy stinking ICE fossils.
1 / 5 (5) Dec 16, 2016
A new Maserati drove up aside me a few months ago, while I was in the little e-Golf. My dream was about to come true, as I was going to leave him in electron dust, but he pulled over instead.

Once you have an EV, you may scorn the polluters and slowpokes.
4 / 5 (4) Dec 16, 2016
A new Maserati drove up aside me a few months ago, while I was in the little e-Golf. My dream
Well the EV is certainly a dream, we know that. We also know that serial liars will repeat lies and embellish them with all sorts of facts to reinforce the illusion that they are real.

And also to try to annoy their exposers because, well, thats the whole point isnt it?

"At some point, a local reporter suddenly had the idea to check up on the guy - to see if his credentials were real. What the reporter found out was that the only thing that was true about this up and coming politician's "faked bio" was the place and date of birth... he had a long history of antisocial behavior, fraud, impersonation, and imprisonment.

"When he was exposed, he was completely unconcerned. "These trusting people will stand behind me. A good liar is a good judge of people," he said... Amazingly, he was right"

-Dont you wish you were this good george?
1 / 5 (5) Dec 17, 2016
Why buy a Ferrari when you can have a quicker electric car for half that price? Okay, we will put in big speakers to blast out V-12 noise. Better?

That will separate those who buy those cars for performance from those who just want to say "Hey, look at me!", like Harley riders.
1 / 5 (5) Dec 17, 2016
Oil is going up soon. And now there is question whether fracking is just a bubble.

If so, those of you with gas and oil-eaters will regret the purchase. No conniving with Exxon will save you.

4 / 5 (4) Dec 17, 2016
"Why buy a Ferrari when you can have a quicker electric car for half that price?" - gkam

If you have to ask, you probably wear panties, gkam.

And for the sake of stupidity, why do you say oil is going up soon? And what is soon?
1 / 5 (5) Dec 17, 2016
And, for your sake, I refer you to the new OPEC agreement.


You're welcome.
1 / 5 (5) Dec 17, 2016
We have the oil and gas folk running things again.

Ready for $5 gasoline?

Better hang on to your turbochargers, gasoline users.
3.7 / 5 (3) Dec 17, 2016
An OPEC agreement isn't the same as actually reducing out and reducing your market share, which no country has been willing to do yet. Iran wants the income badly, and so does Russia, which has had its currency devalued by 40% in the last year. Lets not mention the arrival of Libya to the market, or the projected record storage of OPEC oil for 2017projected by its leaders.

The US still has many oil producers ready to bring wells to market when the prices make it more affordable. And with energy friendly "leadership" do you suppose there will be more or less restriction on pipeline and well construction?

That was a question, you can answer it if you can.



Your source doesn't support what you say, George.

Next time think.

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