You and I, we like the open word. I have nothing against electric cars or combustion engines, but I also know that emissions have to go. The future belongs to clean drives. We can twist and turn that, it is like that. I feel like you, I’m more wondering how we’re going to make the change… Just now, when I saw the car park at Barcelona Airport back in the day, there were at least 5,000 diesel and petrol cars parked there. Every bus, every taxi on the street in front of it was not electrified. Puuuhhhh.
Last week, the EU Parliament voted to tighten CO2 limits for car manufacturers. The fleet target corresponds to “a 100% reduction of the 2021 target” from 1 January 2035 onwards. Means: zero emissions! New cars with combustion engines? End of story, nothing to add! This refers to emissions that a vehicle emits during operation. Only an electric car comes to zero. It doesn’t matter if the electricity was dirty from coal.
Before the 2035 regulation can come into force, Parliament must now negotiate with the EU states. In Germany, according to the coalition agreement, the business with combustion engines should end earlier than 2035. But nothing is settled yet.
The new AUTO BILD 24/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS Top priority: How good is the Tesla Model Y from Grünheide? • Cupra UrbanRebel: Cool city SUV. PLUS: So it goes on with Cupra • Toyota Corolla facelift, Fisker Pear, Lynk & Co “The Next Day” concept • First drive: Toyota GR86 and Supra with manual switch • Citroën C5 Aircross facelift: We do a lap with the fresh French • BMW M2: First lap with the sports coupé still camouflaged MESSAGES Apple CarPlay reinvents itself • Mazda wants to be CO2-neutral • Comment: silly prank TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Comparison test: New Kia Sportage against Opel Grandland – with plug • The 40,000-euro league: sports coupe, fun convertible or practical SUV? • Everyday relationship: Polaris • News from the endurance test • Used car: Audi A5 Cabriolet REPORTS Eric Bach: The engineer who went from VW to Tesla and now to Lucid SERVICE Wertmeister 2022 • Workshop test: Mercedes • Seven bike racks in the test HEADINGS Motorsport: MotoGP• Extra tour: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance.