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EU sets stricter CO2 limits - the car industry is shocked

The auto industry criticized the compromise of the EU for stricter CO2 limits. Also the Greens are unhappy. Brussels wants to reduce the emissions of new vehicles significantly by 2030.

The European car manufacturers Association holds the EU's plans to be unrealistic to reduce emissions from new cars by 2030. "This regulation calls for too much and delivering too little," said the German Association of the automotive industry. Nowhere else in the world, there is similar to the sharp objectives. The European automotive industry will remain strong in international competition. Now, jobs are in danger.

in Contrast, the EU plans the Green does not go far enough. The environmental expert of the party, Rebecca Harms, spoke of a poverty certificate. She acknowledged, however, that the compromise was for the Best, "what was reached with the governments of the EU member States".

Federal government had less

in Accordance with the will of the EU to new vehicles significantly by 2030 climate-friendly required. The CO2 emissions between the fall of 2021 and 2030, to 37.5 percent. For light commercial vehicles, CO2, was agreed on-a reduction of 31 percent. For both vehicle classes is to be achieved by 2025, a reduction of 15 per cent as an interim step. The agreement of negotiators of the EU States and the European Parliament.

The requirements set out in fall, which was considerably more than the government demanded. The had targeted a reduction of 30 per cent.

Is the compromise the Best of what was reached with the EU States?

Realistic goals

The CDU-MEP Jens Gieseke said: "We need to have limits not only on paper but also in reality."

Sharper limits could bring for motorists also benefits. The European consumer organisation BEUC underlines that low CO2 levels also mean less fuel consumption and driver in the case of new saving seeds can save models, Fuel and money.

To create More E-cars

the new target values only if the manufacturer to sell in addition to Diesel and petrol engines, more and more vehicles with no emissions, such as pure electric cars. For this you need to rebuild your production.

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