Vehicle manufacturers are set to battle against even stricter emissions targets for cars and vans after MEPs voted to further tighten the rules. Car makers will now be required to build vehicles that hit averages of 95g/km of CO2 emissions by 2020, down from 130g/km in 2015. An additional indicative target of 68-75g/km has been set for 2025. The European Parliament's environment committee has also urged that a new, stricter emissions testing regime is required 'as a matter of urgencyî, as well as agreeing to electronically limit van speeds to 75mph in a bid to slash emissions. The committee's decision has yet to be ratified by the full European Parliament, and EU member states, manufacturers and the UK Government have already been critical of the 2025 long term target. Europe's car manufacturer umbrella organisation, ACEA, has already suggested it is merely a 'political targetî and insisted a 'more realistic and balanced approach to CO2 emissions policyî is needed. The Department for Transport (DfT) also tempered the 2025 68-75g/km target by insisting there is a need to 'strike the right balanceî by acknowledging ambitious goals without hindering industry competitiveness. A DfT spokesman added: 'We would only consider specific targets [beyond 2020] following a Commission review and assessment of the impacts to ensure that target levels were ambitious, but realistic and based on sound evidence.î Although it is working hard with its next generation of engines to achieve the 95g/km CO2 emissions, Vauxhall also reiterated the belief that data is not yet available to set targets 'beyond 2020î. Fellow manufacturers, Volkswagen and Ford were also said to be critical of the 2025 standard.