2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
German automakers are catching up on carbon monoxide emissions. VW wants to reduce the environmental impact of its plants by a quarter over the next six years.
German cars have caught up with foreign competition in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. For new registrations in November, the average CO2 value of the German group brands fell by 3.8 percent compared to the same month last year, as the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) announced on Thursday, citing information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority. Accordingly, it was 143.4 grams of greenhouse gas per kilometer and thus almost at the level of imported vehicles, which came to 143.0 grams, 2.7 percent less than a year ago.
Catched up despite higher segments
VDA President Matthias Wissmann commented that “despite the significantly higher share in the upper vehicle segments”, the German models are now on a par with their competitors in terms of CO2 emissions. This is proven by the progress made in the development and production of cars with efficient combustion engines. If you look at the first eleven months of this year, the CO2 emissions of the German group brands were 146.3 grams per kilometer, compared to 143.6 grams for imported cars.
Meanwhile, the largest European automaker, Volkswagen, announced that it would reduce the environmental impact of its plants by a quarter by 2018. Compared to 2010, the production of the core brand VW will generate 25 percent less CO2 emissions and waste, the company announced on Thursday. The Wolfsburg-based company also wants to significantly reduce water consumption and the energy used per car. (dpa)
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