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Abstract

Over the last 20 years, great strides have been made in improving motor vehicles. More environmentally acceptable, today's vehicles are designed to be cleaner, safer and more energy efficient. Motor manufacturers have been especially successful in developing internal combustion engines and vehicle technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gases and pollutant emissions. However, much work still remains to be done. This publication covers an initiative of Commissioners Cresson, Bangemann and Kinnock, the Task Force Car of Tomorrow, which seeks to develop vehicles with ultra low and zero emissions. Launched in June 1995 to respond to problems arising from increasing road traffic, it is a new approach to sustainable growth, to achieving higher employment and lower consumption of energy and natural resources and improving quality of life. The technical progress envisaged will, in addition to cars, benefit trucks, buses, vans and motorized two-wheelers, plus the associated infrastructure for roads, telematics, refuelling and recharging.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Information brochure: EN (1995) 7pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr Eric Ponthieu, DG XII/F-2, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5386-7
Record Number: 199630005 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en,fr,de
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