News Digest Item
13 Apr 2018

Siemens, DB Schenker among businesses calling for stricter EU truck emission limits

Spiegel Online

German industry conglomerate Siemens and logistics company DB Schenker are among a group of prominent European companies calling for stricter EU emission limits for trucks and lorries, reports Markus Becker on Spiegel Online. In a letter addressed to commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and other EU commissioners, the companies call on the EU to redouble its climate protection efforts by addressing the transport sector, which they call “Europe’s largest climate problem.” The companies say new EU emission rules currently in preparation should specify that large trucks must lower their fuel consumption by 24 percent by 2025. European carmaker association ACEA has proposed to lower consumption by seven percent by that date, according to the article. The company letter is due to be sent on 18 April, and other signatories include Swedish furniture maker Ikea, Swiss food giant Nestle, British-Dutch consumer goods specialist Unilever, and French supermarket chain Carrefour.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW article Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push for more information.

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