EU called CO2-targets for 2030

Brussels, 8. November 2017

With voltage, with today's decision the EU is expected to Commission more stringent CO2 limits. Would be able to make the various Lobby groups their influence is still claimed? Would be able to interact with the Federal government – above all the Federal foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, with your interventions for the protection of the domestic auto industry is still in the result? Ultimately, you can see it how you want. It is clear, however: The car manufacturers in the European Union to reduce the CO2 emissions of their new cars by 2030 by a further 30 percent.

Between the target agreed

The basis for this objective is the currently valid rule that all new models must emit in the EU from 2021 onwards in medium-95 grams of CO2 per Kilometer. For light commercial vehicles with a limit of 147 grams. An intermediate step, mainly by Matthias Wissmanns, President of the German Association of the automotive industry (VDA), resistance movement, was also detained. Thus, the carbon dioxide emissions of new cars is to be reduced by 2025, initially to 15 percent.

There is still a correction to the top?

The current limit values, on which the new objectives are based, however, on the old NEDC measurement method, which has since been superseded by a new and more realistic measurement cycle. Well possible that the CO2 limits will be adjusted again to the top. Even under the old procedure, the opinion of many experts, is the achievement of new thresholds for many producers, unrealistic.

It is sensitive penalties

Whatever happens, ultimately, the car manufacturers that do not comply with the targets, may face stiff penalties. The EU claimed 95 Euro for each lot of emitted grams of CO2. Per car, mind you. In the case of large manufacturers, with a heavy, high-horsepower cars such as Mercedes or Audi as fast billion could come amounts.

Incentive system instead of E-rate

A binding electric car-rate it, however. However, the EU Commission wants the auto manufacturers up to 2030, if possible, 30 per cent of their new cars with alternative drives on the market. The European Union relies on a system of incentives. For a quick increase in the proportion of low-emission vehicles, the manufacturer of bonus to get points for the achievement of the CO2 targets. Also, promotes the Expansion of charging stations in Europe, with EUR 800 million.

Reactions are divided

As was to be expected, are a bit ambivalent about expressing the reactions to the EU decision. The Greens are, with the settings at all do not agree. "The proposal of the EU Commission is a sham. Obviously, the lobby associations in the automotive sector have contributed to the Commission again for all the work," says Oliver Kirscher, Green party Deputy in the Bundestag. The VDA writes in an opinion: "The submitted design represents the automotive industry in front of extreme challenges. Whether these proposed CO2 target values, from today's point of view more than questionable".(sw)