The limit value curve means that heavier cars are allowed higher emissions than lighter cars.Only the fleet average is regulated, so manufacturers are still able to make vehicles with emissions above the curve provided these are balanced by vehicles below the curve. From 2015 onwards, all newly registered cars must comply with the limit value curve.These eco-innovation credits will be maintained for the 2021 target.The cars Regulation gives manufacturers additional incentives to produce vehicles with extremely low emissions (below 50g/km).Each low-emitting car is counted as For this second step, there will be a cap on the scheme’s contribution to the target of 7.5g/km per manufacturer over the three years.This means a fuel consumption of around 4.1 l/100 km of petrol or 3.6 l/100 km of diesel.
EU legislation sets mandatory emission reduction targets for new cars.
This legislation is the cornerstone of the EU's strategy to improve the fuel economy of cars sold on the European market. The law requires that the new cars registered in the EU do not emit more than an average of 130 grams of CO per kilometre.