Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Volkswagen, Greenpeace agree with stronger emissions requirements, ninety five g/km associated with CARBON DIOXIDE through 2020

We are going to not really anticipating the following whaling-ship ramming Greenpeace vessel to possess a VW design onto it, however it can fine that this 2 choices tend to be lastly obtaining with each other within the title associated with reduced emissions.

Volkswagen and Greenpeace leaders recently agreed that Europe's largest automaker would pledge to cut its fleetwide new-vehicle emissions to 95 g/km of CO2 by the end of the decade by increasing sales of diesels and electric-drive vehicles.

Volkswagen Chairman Martin Winterkorn and Greenpeace Chief Executive Director Brigitte Behrens met for the first time to ease what has, at times, been a frosty dialogue between VW and the environmental group. The result was VW pledging to "do everything in our power" to reach the lower emissions level, as proposed by the European Commission last summer. This level would represent about a 30-percent reduction in average emissions from last year.

In 2011, Greenpeace activists started poking fun at the much lauded VW-Darth Vader TV commercial, even going as far as dressing up as Imperial Stormtroopers as VW auto executives enteedg a meeting of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (Acea) in Brussels. Greenpeace was at it again last year, saying that VW's new diesel-hybrid Golf wasn't as eco-friendly as the vehicle maker made it out to be. This new agreement augurs a new hope, doesn't it?