EU 2030 car fleet emission rules translate into quota for electric vehicles - VW head of technology
The EU’s fleet emission limits for 2030 will have an effect similar to a quota for electric cars, according to Volkswagen. The new limits will be so low that carmakers could only reach them by selling a certain percentage of electric vehicles, said Stefan Schmerbeck, head of future technologies at Volkswagen, at the German-Californian conference for Zero Emission Transportation in Berlin. "Of course, the 2030 fleet emission targets are not an explicit quota, but a very strong push in the same direction." Schmerbeck added that VW was not against a quota in principle. "We already have the target of increasing the share of e-cars to up to 25 percent of total sales by 2025, and I don't expect a quota to be higher."