The decisive factor, however, is that climate targets are “technically feasible, economically sensible and financially viable”, the association announced on Wednesday afternoon. For the transport sector, the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 40 percent in Germany is already "ambitious" and can only be achieved with considerable effort.
Achieving these current goals is already associated with significant cost increases for the consumer. Foreseeable further burdens are not acceptable "from a social point of view", because mobility should not be a question of financial possibilities. This should not be forgotten at the European level when discussing new climate policy goals and the necessary measures, demands the ADAC. A reduction in CO2 emissions by significantly more than 40 percent by 2030 in traffic cannot be achieved without significantly restricting mobility. "Formulating abstract goals, which are consequently carried out on the backs of consumers and national business locations, do not help." Progress in climate protection in transport is possible. However, it takes more time to switch to low-emission vehicles and alternatives to cars. There are still insufficient alternatives to the car in many regions. Also, many people are simply not able to buy new vehicles.
A number of companies could not simply renew their fleets - especially in view of the corona-related loss of sales. The ADAC also considers a ban on the combustion engine to be "counterproductive". “Regardless of the economic consequences, the climate-neutral further development of the combustion engine and fuels are elementary for progress in climate protection. There are 47 million cars with combustion engines in this country. "
Only a small part of this will be able to be replaced by battery electric vehicles by 2030. "With a rejection of technology neutrality, significant opportunities for climate protection are wasted," said the automobile club.