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  • Carmakers and fuel producers’ wishful thinking on transport’s climate challenge

    A consortium of car makers, oil companies and biofuels producers (the Auto Fuel Coalition) have wrongly claimed existing policies are almost sufficient to tackle transport emissions. The coalition report produced by German consultancy Roland Berger examined the measures needed to achieve CO2 reductions in the transport sector by 2030. In this briefing T&E outlines how that study makes a number of grossly incorrect assumptions that lead to hugely exaggerated estimates of the effectiveness of current rules.

    The study tries to persuade EU policy makers from undertaking many of the so badly needed actions in the transport sector, such as fuel-efficiency standards for cars, vans and trucks or a strong push for electric vehicles.