News Digest Item
01 Aug 2016

“EU demands radical change of auto industry“


Die Welt

EU Commissioner in charge of Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič says that the auto industry “must finally get moving” and make considerable progress in the area of zero emission vehicles, according to an article in Die Welt. “With the combustion engine the European auto industry is top, but when it comes to alternative drives, it lacks behind,” Šefčovič told the newspaper. “To reach the Paris climate targets, we should increase the share of zero emission cars to 20 percent by 2030,” he said. “In 2050, 50-60 percent of cars should drive emissions free.” Two weeks ago, the EU Commission had published a strategy on low-emission mobility, but without concrete targets, writes Die Welt.

Read the article in German here.

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