South Africa urged to adopt new emissions standards

The adoption of standards that curb CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy would be a win-win for both the government and consumers, learns Freddie Holmes

South Africa may have the most developed automotive market on the African continent, but recent analysis has brought into question its approach to reducing vehicle CO2 emissions.

January 2018 research from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found that although Europe has a heavier vehicle fleet in terms of gross vehicle weight, South Africa’s fleet still emits more CO2, highlighting a slow uptake of efficient technologies and a lack of government impetus to enforce stricter standards….

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