EU plan to cut emissions is criticised by car makers who say it's "unrealistic"

Meanwhile, environmental groups say the 37.5% cut is not enough

2y ago

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”.

What do you think? Are you ready to move into an electric future?

Do you think these emission cuts are achievable?

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Comments (4)

  • Ahh the EU and environmentalists are blithering idiots about this whole Carbon footprint thing. They don’t realize that it is 3rd world countries cause most of the pollution in they world because frankly their countries have too many problems themselves to care. They could care less about emissions. Until they start caring, these regulations virtually nothing at all. It will also get to a point where you simply can not reduce emissions any further so let’s all give a big middle finger to both the EU and and environmentalist groups who are being unreasonable and stupid.

      2 years ago
  • the emission cuts are just way too unrealistic, if people can`t afford EV`s or makers to make affordable EV`s no change will hapen, penalyzing ownership of ICE cars by taxes and fuel costs will end up make people lose their shit, and when that happens it won`t be exactly a beautiful sight, so maybe until 2040 it could be a somewhat achievable goal.

      2 years ago
  • I get why they want to cut down on emissions and bringing in EVs are good for those who wish to purchase them, but for me, I just love petrol cars way too much to ever switch to EVs.

      2 years ago
  • Now who's whining about Brexit?

      2 years ago