Domo Aregato, Mr. Clean-Auto
Japanese automakers have reached a tentative agreement with the European Commission to voluntarily raise the fuel-efficiency and reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of cars sold in Europe. Europe’s own automakers voluntarily pledged last year to increase efficiency to about 48 miles per gallon. Attempts to reach a similar agreement with Korean car manufacturers have stalled out. The deals with automakers are part of the EU’s effort to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.