The EU will likely offer a "discount" for automakers regarding CO
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 CO
by 2012. He actually said that "even the Commission knows that
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
that the limit could have been 130 g/km of CO
by 2012. We'll see if the 120 by 2015 becomes the next whispered goal.