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26 Apr 2017

Green party launches push for decarbonisation of cars

Green Party

The Green Party has put out a “Clean Car Roadmap” with detailed proposals aimed at speeding up the move towards a low-carbon transport sector. The goal remained to end production of combustion engine cars by 2030. The paper urges a number of immediate steps such as:

  • independent controls of real emissions
  • a shift to base taxation on carbon emissions
  • more ambitious emission goals for carmakers
  • more effective support programmes for a move to e-cars
  • more support for the shift of whole car fleets, starting with the government’s car fleet
  • cutting subsidies for diesel
  • training programmes for employees in the car sector
  • more research and development support for small and medium-sized companies

Find the paper (in German) here and read the CLEW dossiers about the election campaigns and other parties’ programmes and the challenges for German carmakers for background.

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