December 19, 2018 / 12:45 PM / 9 months ago

Merkel sees challenges to industry from EU car emissions goal

BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes newly agreed EU carbon emissions targets for cars which provide planning certainty for firms but will also pose some challenges for industry, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

The EU has agreed to slash carbon emissions from new cars by 37.5 percent in a decade.

Writing by Madeline Chambers Editing by Michelle Martin

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