The good news is Opel has cleared the European Union’s 2015 Co2 reduction goal. The bad news is the General Motors’ subsidiary has been named as lagging behind when it comes to meeting the next 2021 reduction target.
That’s according to the latest from Automotive News, which reports Opel, Ford, BMW and Fiat-Chrysler will need to deliver in greater strides over the next five years.
“To meet their EU 2020/21 targets [of 95 g/km], the average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans will need to continue decreasing at a similar pace,” the European Environment Agency said in its report. “The majority of car and van manufacturers met their CO2 specific emission targets in 2015 and some are well on their way to reaching the 2020/21 target.”
Opel’s progress rate to date was lackluster, as the EEA called out the automaker to quicken its reduction pace. However, the 2017 Opel Ampera-e could provide a major boost once the vehicle goes on sale in 2017 across various European countries.
Opel was not available to comment on the matter.