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New limit values of the EU : a Federal government at odds over new CO2 targets

the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze praised the EU's new CO2 targets for cars as an important building block for climate protection. "This is a good result that will bring us to climate protection and future jobs", said the SPD politician. The car industry will have to make an effort, but the decision will not weaken the car site in Europe.

With the limit values, it will give new incentives for clean mobility, which would unleash a wave of innovation. Consumers could also look forward to more fuel-efficient cars. The decision is therefore important. "To achieve our climate goals must be more to follow."

the institutions of The EU had agreed on Monday evening on the new CO2 limits for cars. The emissions of new cars should be reduced by 2030 by 37.5 percent in comparison to the values of 2021. The Federal government and the EU Commission, had originally proposed a reduction of the CO2 emissions from cars by 30 percent.

Other sounds, the Parliamentary state Secretary in the Ministry of transport, Enak Ferlemann (CDU) suggested. He responded with Regret to the agreement reached at the EU-level. "We would have liked certainly something else," he said in the Germany radio. "But so is the requirement of the European Union is."

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order criticism comes as is to be expected from the economy

The government will evaluate the decision now", just like the automotive industry that will do," said Ferlemann. "We will then see how we can implement."

"In the perspective in any case, we must, one way or the los from the Oil," said the state Secretary in the Germany radio. This means that Germany "should get even stronger than ever," in the electric mobility and, particularly in the hydrogen economy. "We are going to drive a lot more cars with hydrogen fuel, with a fuel cell, as we have held, perhaps, a few years ago is still possible," said Ferlemann. The entire car had to be switched to the mobile economy. If this is successful, and the company "running there at the top, then the German automotive business is also large opportunities, to continue to remain the world market leader".

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Critical voices were also heard from the auto industry. In the case of Volkswagen, the judgment raises the existing plans. "The now adopted a tightening of the fleet a target of 37.5 percent would result for the Volkswagen group in Europe to a 40-percent share of E-vehicles in our total sales in the year 2030. This is not to say that our proposed reconstruction program for this system change is necessary, yet sufficient," said chief Executive Herbert Diess. His house was assumed that up to 2030, by an increase of 30 percent. "The current decision situation, a Revision of our planning," the will be done in the fall of 2019. (Reuters, AFP, dpa)

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