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It looks like the German auto industry officials aren't the only ones who want to put the brakes on proposed EU carbon dioxide emissions limits. The UK government is now urging the European Union to give car-makers more time as well. UK Transport Minister Ruth Kelly wants plans for a 125 g/km limit by 2015 scrapped in favor of a 100 g/km limit that would be enacted between 2020 and 2025. The few remaining car makers in Britain - like Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce - would have a h

The number of new cars sold every year is just a tiny fraction of all the cars on the road. There are currently somewhere around 230 million cars on the road in the US and only about 16-17 million new cars per year. The number of second-hand cars that are sold annually dwarfs those sales with an estimated 44 million sales in 2005. It now turns out that just like new car buyers, used car buyers (at least in the UK) are also becoming more aware of the environmental impact of the vehicles they buy.