Automakers at a loss from new econorm for 2030December 20, 2018
Representatives of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) expressed their concern about the adopted schedule for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. According to them, politicians do not understand real problems, but make decisions based on other perspectives.
On November 14, 2018, the European Parliament voted for the initiative of the Dutch Green Party, according to which by 2025 CO2 emissions from all new trucks in the EU should be lower by 20% compared to the current ones. In addition, in accordance with the proposals of “green”, approved by the European Parliament, the emissions of buses and minibuses from 2030 should be 35% lower than now. Initially, the European Commission proposed a reduction of 30%.
Representatives of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) officially stated that they consider these plans unrealistic. According to them, now the level of development of the economy and the industry as a whole is not ready for such norms. To achieve the goal, it will be necessary to produce electric cars and cars on alternative fuel in a much larger volume than will be possible. Moreover, ICE technologies also cannot provide the necessary level of environmental friendliness.
In other words, the accepted norms will further weaken the European automotive industry, which already tries to return to its previous level after the diesel gate scandal. In general, the plans are realistic, but the implementation period should be significantly increased.