The EU will likely offer a "discount" for automakers regarding CO2
emission levels. Günther Verheugen (pictured above), vice-president of the European Commission and Industry Commissioner, is giving a hand to European automakers
, mostly the Germans, who say they can't reduce their average fleet emissions to under 120 g/km of CO2
by 2012. He actually said that "even the Commission knows that new cars
won't be able to meet that average that year." Therefore he suggest that the European Parliament could delay this requirement until 2015. There had been rumors
that the limit could have been 130 g/km of CO2
by 2012. We'll see if the 120 by 2015 becomes the next whispered goal.