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Exclusive: PSA seeks Opel refund from GM over CO2 emissions

Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume | Reuters | 29 November 2017

Findings from PA Consulting Group's annual CO₂ emissions analysis in Reuters. 

The article includes commentary from Thomas Goettle, PA’s head of automotive, and notes that, according to PA’s report, Opel was on course to miss its CO2 target by 3.7 grammes. It adds that when removing the Ampera-e, projected to reach 20,000 annual sales, the Opel's miss increased to 6 grammes.

CO2 report front cover

Thomas Goettle, PA’s head of automotive, says: “We’ve been reporting for years that Opel/Vauxhall would have significant problems meeting the CO2 targets as GM brands in Europe.”

He adds: “Opel is five to seven years behind with their engine lineup. We haven’t seen any big GM investments in Opel to develop plug-in hybrids or zero-emissions cars.”

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