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  • Published: Oct 28th, 2008
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Huge investment for low CO2 Ford engines

Ford is announcing a new investment programme at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce next generation low CO2 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol engines.
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French phase-in plans for car CO2 opposed

An attempt by Dutch government officials to throw out a Franco-German deal that would delay stricter CO2 rules for carmakers gathered ‘wide-ranging support’ among EU environment ministers, government sources told EurActiv.
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Cars Should Emit Only 30 g/km to Be Sustainable: Ford Exec Parry-Jones

A lot of pressure recently came upon carmakers in Europe to produce cars with greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. And several of them are now struggling to cope up with the new EU laws.

Automakers Should Cut Emissions

In the midst of all this, British governments advisor Richard Parry-Jones, whos also a Vice President at Ford Motors, revealed that cars account for around 10% of the man-made carbon dioxide emissions, whereas transportation overall results in 23% of the emissions. The bulk, he said, is the gift of power plants, domestic heating and business operations. But he still advocated carmakers should do more to cut emissions.

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