Most of our cars run on oil-based fuel - an increasingly scarce resource - making driving more and more expensive. CO2 emissions from cars are directly related to the car’s fuel consumption – each 1% decrease in CO2 emissions results in a 1% decrease in fuel consumption. Reducing emissions would reduce car owners’ costs and reduce environmental damage which is why we advocate for mandatory CO2 emission targets.
In addition, information at the point of sale can help car buyers opt for more fuel efficient cars. An improved and harmonised car labelling scheme across all EU countries would help encourage consumers to buy more efficient cars, thereby influencing the supply of more sustainable vehicles.