29 Sep '11, 11am

Blog: New report proves car companies like #VW are lying with claims efficiency targets make cars 'unaffordable'

Blog: New report proves car companies like #VW are lying with claims efficiency targets make cars 'unaffordable'

Back in 2007 when the European Commission was trying to agree a law that would force car makers to produce less-polluting cars, I saw first hand how car manufacturers tried every trick in the book to stop it being passed. This included telling politicians that car companies couldn’t make the cuts needed because cars would become ‘unaffordable’ if the law was passed. As a result of their lobbying the law was significantly weakened and its implementation delayed by several years. Now we have absolute proof that this scare story was unfounded. A report out today exposes how car companies like Volkswagen have misled us over their ability to make their cars cleaner . Not only are most car makers meeting their targets ahead of time but instead of car prices rising in the period since the car efficiency law was passed, car prices have actually gone down by 2.4% per year. As we ge...

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