Will our post-Brexit air be dirt­ier?


One of the many Brexit un­knowns is whether we’ll re­main in Eu­rope’s av­er­age CO2 agree­ment, which ‘ines man­u­fac­tur­ers that don’t hit tar­gets for av­er­age emis­sions across their range.

‘If the UK dropped out there would be no rea­son for man­u­fac­tur­ers to sell plug-in ve­hi­cles in the UK be­cause they would no longer count to CO2 tar­gets,’ said Greg Archer of green pres­sure group Trans­port & En­vi­ron­ment (T&E). ‘That would cre­ate a short­age.’ Man­u­fac­tur­ers might be more will­ing to sell us less­fuel-e–icient en­gine op­tions, some of which have al­ready been canned, know­ing it wouldn’t im­pact their over­all EU score.

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