Automakers face fines of 14 billion eurosAugust 9, 2018
Automakers will face large fines if they can not reduce emissions in time. According to the research company IHS Markit, it is about the amount of 14 billion euros, which will have to pay after the entry into force of the new standards WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure).
The target level of harmful emissions in 2021 will be 114.9 grams per kilometer of the path. At the same time, IHS Markit analysts believe that the largest automakers by this point will be able to reach a figure of only 122.9 grams per kilometer. The average penalty for each car sold that does not meet the requirements will be 624 euros in 2020 and 814 euros in 2021.
Simultaneously with the collapse of the diesel car market, manufacturers are encouraged to take a closer look at other technologies that reduce emissions of harmful substances. Among them: LED lighting, improved thermal insulation and high-efficiency generators.
In January, information appeared that Mazda is working on high-compression engines of a new generation that can compete with electric power plants in terms of harmful emissions. Skyactiv-3 technology will allow the brand to produce units with a thermal efficiency of 56 percent.