EU plan to cut emissions is criticised by car makers who say it's "unrealistic"
For a long time now there has been an abundance of talk from all sides about how we as humans need to reduce our carbon footprint on our beloved planet. One of the ways of doing so is of course by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The EU has stated that they will aim to reduce emissions by 37.5% by the year of 2030. There is also now an interim target of 15% cut for cars and vans by 2025.
This agreement has faced a lot of opposition by nearly all sides. Most people that are against electric cars altogether are understandably not happy at all, having said that most of us understand that we need to do something to keep our little planet green. Car makers have also slammed the EU and these targets saying that they are "totally unrealistic" and driven by political moves.
As well as the every day drivers and car makers, the EU's agreement has also been criticised by environmental groups who have spoken out saying that these targets are simply not enough. They have argued that the targets are too low and too late, sating that these would simply not be enough in order for us to achieve climate change targets.
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is a body that represents companies such as BMW and Renualt; secretary general Erik Jonnaert believes the targets “will be extremely demanding on Europe’s auto industry”.