10 May '12, 11am

Why are car companies trying to block laws that would save us money and protect the climate? #VW

With fuel prices at record levels and predicted to keep rising, you’d think that new European proposals to stem drivers’ costs and reduce emissions would be welcomed by all. But major car companies like VW are opposing these laws – so today we released a new report detailing how increasing efficiency will benefit both the public and the climate. The best defence against soaring petrol prices is to use less petrol. And the best way to do that - besides driving less - is to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars. Right now, the EU is discussing how much more fuel efficient our cars need to become. They’ll be making a decision this summer. In the run up to that decision, major car companies including Volkswagen are opposing the efficiency proposals and, if they win, they’ll leave Britain reliant on fuel-hungry cars - with all the high fuel costs, high emissions, and reliance...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/why-are-car-com...

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