German carmakers want loophole

German car manufacturers are seeking to widen a loophole in EU regulations that would allow them to produce more cars with carbon emissions above a 2020 EU target. EU car makers are divided over how a 2020 EU target to cut emissions to an average of 95g per km should be shared across the industry. A proposal from German automakers’ body VDA would allow manufacturers to add on around 10 grams of carbon per km.