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The roadmap set by the EU for the "decarbonization of private transports" is being implemented gradually since 2009. By 2020, 95% of new vehicles were required to emit an average 95g per km, and that applied to all automakers. The following year, the average for each manufacturer’s vehicles was required to be under the aforementioned limit. By the end of 2024, average emissions of new vehicles must be reduced to 85g per km, and a year later, 15% of new cars sold in each EU country must be Zero or Low Emission Vehicles, in line with EU Regulation 2019/631, at 0-50g per km. These goals we broadly outlined are part of EU's climate and energy strategy. Namely: reducing greenhouse gases by at least 40% compared to 1990 figures, increasing the penetration of renewable energy sources to 32% of the total energy mix, and improving energy efficiency, while there are also provisions for releasing funds totalling 320 billion euros for the period 2021-2027.
Our country recorded, based on 2019 figures, a 20% increase in greenhouse gases, for which, according to the widespread belief, CO2 emissions are to blame. However, we must not take into count CO2 among pollutants when we mention car traffic and automobile pollution, but the finger should be pointed towards nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide. Needless to say, most of the greenhouse gas emissions are due to road transports.

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