Friday, May 24, 2024

Volkswagen rages over new EU law against fossil-fuel cars

In 2025, the EU will force all car manufacturers that sell or build cars within the union's borders to reduce CO2 emissions. Otherwise, there are large stalls.

Volkswagen and all other car manufacturers present in Europe have just a few more months to go.

But from 1 January 2025, cars' CO2 emissions must be reduced according to a new measurement standard for car emissions, which the EU calls 'more fair'.

If it hasn't happened by then, the car manufacturers will have hefty stalls, the size of which ultimately depends on the number of cars.

That's what Automotive News writes.

READ ALSO: The diesel car is here to stay, says Toyota

But now the Volkswagen Group's CEO, Oliver Blume, is openly criticizing the EU for that decision. The Volkswagen Group directly calls on the EU to reassess the law.

Volkswagen is one of the car brands, according to a report from the analysis company JATO, which is subject to heavy criticism from the EU because the Germans do not reach the goal of CO2 reduction before the deadline.

– It does not make sense that the car brands have to pay for the fact that the EU does not have a defined strategy for electric cars.

– It is important to think about and adjust the CO2 targets to what is realistic, says Blume.

However, the electric cars that the EU would prefer to have on the roads are not necessarily the lucky ones. Nor for the Volkswagen Group.

Most recently, it has emerged that Audi is laying off several hundred employees at a factory in Belgium. There are simply too few customers for the only electric car the employees build. Read more about it here .

When it comes to electric cars, several car brands have also started to make inroads. Back in March, Mercedes admitted, for example, that it will take years for the electric car to compete with the fossil-fuel cars.

Read more exciting news from and about the world of cars right here!

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