NGOs: German car goals not tough enough to protect climate

Environmental groups hoping for more radical action to promote electric vehicles were disappointed at Germany's new coalition agreement, saying it falls short of what was needed to meet climate goals.

The agreement by the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens, and liberal Free Democrats (FDP) included raising Germany's target for the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on roads by 2030 to at least 15 million and supporting expansion of charging infrastructure.

Germany's world-leading auto industry is facing an existential challenge from carmakers in China and the United States in the global transition to EVs.

Credit: Reuters


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