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Reformulating engine oils could have limited benefit in reducing CO2 emissions

“Any commitment to reduce CO2 emissions from the 2020 target… can only be met through a rise in the market share of alternative powertrain cars.” This strong statement, from the European Automotive Manufacturers Association (ACEA) as part of a paper entitled “Tackling CO2 Emissions: An Overview,” implies that from 2020 onwards optimisation of the internal combustion engine (ICE) alone is not going to get us there.

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