EU Forecast of increased Electric Cars Sales Questioned

Volvo V60 Hybrid

The European Commission predicts increased sales in electric cars in a study for eco-friendly transportation. But Volvo challenges the forecast saying it’s too optimistic and unrealistic.

In an effort to build a single European transport area, the EU has drafted a white paper “that will increase mobility, remove barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment”. At the same time, the initiative will reduce Europe’s dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport to 60% by 2050.

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Electromobility – Concerns over the Electrification of Europe

Volvo V60 Hybrid
Volvo V60 Hybrid
At this year’s Electromobility event that takes place today in Brussels, the politicians and car manufacturers will discuss the future of the electric car in Europe. This important EU debate will look at challenges and priorities towards zero emissions. Well, we all know that there’s no such thing as a true zero emission car but if the EU officials prefer this “greenwashing” term, let them use it.

Meanwhile the debate is expected to go far and beyond the electric cars. The future target for CO2 emissions is set at

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Europe on the Verge of Losing Car Industry

What Next?
What Next?
European car makers are feeling the strain as up to £3,500 per each new car they make goes towards the cost of supporting the stupid EU red tape. We are dropping the car manufacturers one by one. Volvo, Jaguar, MG, London Taxi International, Land Rover – just a few years ago all these were European car makers.

Stephen Odell, now the chief officer of European Operations at Ford, used to be in charge of Volvo until it was sold to China.

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