News Digest Item
29 Mar 2017

“Daimler must speed up climate protection”

Handelsblatt Online

Strong demand for heavy sports utility vehicles (SUVs) means German carmarker Daimler has failed to reduce average emissions from its vehicle fleet for the first time since 2007, Handelsblatt Online reports. For the second year in a row, emissions stood at 123 grams of CO2 per kilometre. Regulations in line with the EU’s climate protection goals stipulate that Daimler must reduce emissions to 100 grams by 2020, the article says. Daimler’s research director Olaf Källenius said complying with the regulation would be a “serious challenge” for the premium carmaker, requiring it to “use all possible paths towards this demanding goal,” including both development of Daimler’s e-car line and further reliance on diesel engines, which consume up to 20 percent less fuel than petrol engines, Handelsblatt reports.

See the article in German here.  

Read the CLEW factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world for more information.

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