Car manufacturers are stopping production of some of their cheapest and most popular electric vehicles (EVs) just in advance of EU assessments about how far the car manufacturers should reduce the emissions that their fleets produce. Is this a coincidence, or are car manufacturers once again cheating the public? EU targets for carbon emission reduction have been hailed as radical, but they are likely to end up being much less radical if car manufacturers make sure that their fleets emit higher levels of carbon in 2021. That’s because that is the baseline year against which car manufacturers will be expected by EU regulators to reduce their fleet’s emissions by a stated per cent in future years. It is certainly very strange that some car manufacturers appear in a rush to scrap production of some of their most popular electric vehicle brands. The EU should respond by simply banning sales of cars that run on fossil fuels.
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