VW Pools Commercial Fleet With Ford to Avoid CO2 Fines in Europe

Sept. 18, 2020, 7:50 PM

Volkswagen AG will pool its light commercial vehicle fleet with Ford Motor Co.’s to help comply with the European Union’s tougher limits on carbon-dioxide emissions.

The pooling agreement, which allows companies to count their fleets as one, will help VW toward its goal of adhering to EU rules without paying fines, according to a spokesman. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV secured a similar arrangement with Tesla Inc. last year.

Ford was on track to comply with light commercial vehicle CO2 targets this year on its own, a spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The company expects to overachieve on emissions, ...

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