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in a call to the EU Commission calls for a group of companies around the Initiators Volvo and over a ban on new registrations of combustion vehicles from 2035.
Aboutcalls the initiators to anyone to the participation of the compulsory combustion from 2035, which is provided from their point of view. This is essential for reasons of health and environmental protection and should also extend to hybrid.
After all, cars and transporters are responsible for 15 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions in Europe. In addition, they are around the 26 percent largest single source of nitric oxide emissions.
truck manufacturers Daimler and Volvo found fuel cell company
Cellcentric is to test fuel cell trucks from 2023. The partners have also terminated series production. © Daimler The hydrogen truck ready for series production: That is the goal of the newly founded company Cellcentric. As early as November , the two heavyweights had agreed to take this step. Cellcentric emerged from the Daimler Group, in which it bundled all fuel cell activities - at that time under the name "Daimler Truck Fuel Cell".
Prohibition of new registrations and further measures required
The call does not limit itself to a mere prohibition call, which should also apply only to the approval of new vehicles. Rather, initiators suggest more policy measures, such as "smart incentives" (smart incentives) such as the tax management of the purchasing behavior of car purchasers. Particularly large fleets should be changed as fast as possible on electromobility. Companies that want to go to the step should be supported accordingly.
For companies in the automotive industry, initiators propose a "European Automotive Transformation Fund", which is intended to promote the transition, above all in the field of supplier industries. Above all, it should be based on programs for structural change in particularly affected regions and retraining programs for specialists no longer needed in the e-auto value chain.
Volkswagen provides development of new internal combustion engines An
Volkswagen brand Chief Ralf Brandstätter has announced that the Group will no longer develop new internal combustion engines. Until the full combustion director you will only develop existing engines. © Volkswagen AG also Volkswagen slowly carries the burner to grave. After Audi had announced an development stop for new internal combustion engines in mid-March , Volkswagen now defines.
Likewise, the signatories of the call require a "master plan" to build an EU-wide, both in the public and private and enterprise environment. Investments in such projects should receive facilitated access to funding sources.
If you are looking for the initiators of the call next to Volvo more well-known automakers or suppliers, will not find what. Rather, a colorful mixture of companies, including IKEA, the METRO AG, Sky or Coca-Cola, has begun. There are also direct profiteers and activists of electromobility such as Vattenfall, Vulcan Energy, ChargePoint or the "Drive Electric Campaign". All first signers can be found on the website for the initiative.
claims for an exit from the combustion technology are in the contemporary spirit. Different manufacturers had already previously announced to completely electrify their new car portfolios in similar temporal dimensions, including, and .
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