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23 Nov 2016

Auto industry workers propose halving transport emissions by 2030

Der Tagesspiegel

Auto industry unions fear the pending transport revolution puts hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk, reports Alfons Frese in Tagesspiegel. Metalworkers union IG Metall and the heads of work councils at VW, Daimler, Opel, Bosch and Continental propose to cut transport emissions in half by 2030. This is to be achieved by optimising combustion engines, including diesel models, as well as binding quotas for e-car sales, to increase e-cars’ share to 20 to 30 percent by 2030, according to the report.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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