Dashed the bill: Problems with the Kuga burden Ford’s carbon footprint – Ford shares in the black | message
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Ford Motor actually assumed that it would meet the EU requirements for the CO2 fleet limit value on its own. But the current problems with the Kuga would have thwarted the automaker’s bill, said a company spokesman on Wednesday. The “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” had previously reported on it.
In order to avoid the threat of high fines, the group now wants to join an “open pool” with other manufacturers whose new car registrations are below the C02 fleet limit of an average of 95 grams per kilometer driven from this year. The fleet limit is based on the average of all vehicles sold by a manufacturer. “Ford has always met the EU’s emissions targets and will continue to do so,” emphasized the group.
The background: Due to the risk of vehicle fires, Ford recently had to impose a delivery stop for the Kuga hybrid model. This had a serious impact on the carmaker’s carbon footprint, because the plug-in hybrids mathematically reduce fleet consumption significantly.
Now the pool solution should make it possible to meet the EU requirements. The PSA Group with Peugeot, Citroen and Opel or Volvo, among others, could be considered as partners for creating a pool, which, according to an analysis by the European umbrella organization Transport & Environment, achieved the average CO2 target in the first half of the year.
Ford shares rose 1.42 percent on the NYSE to $ 7.85.
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