BERLIN -- Germany's Environment Ministry has drawn up a position paper suggesting CO2 emissions from cars and light commercial vehicles should be halved by 2030 compared with 2021 levels.
That compares with proposals from the European Commission for a 30 percent reduction.
The position paper made public Wednesday proposes that the auto sector "ambitiously" trim CO2 vehicle emissions by one-quarter by 2025 compared with a 15 percent decline envisaged by the European Commission and by 50 percent by 2030.
Tougher limits will be crucial in bringing about a climate-saving switch to electric mobility in Germany, the paper said. It is of critical importance that investment in low and zero-emission technologies take place in the EU and Germany to protect jobs and the industry's future, it said, according to Deutsche Welle.