By Dan WilkinsonPublished August 02, 2020 05:59:33German diesel manufacturers are expected to push to increase the number of diesel vehicles on the road to 6 million by 2020 as they face an increasingly difficult market.
Key points:The diesel fleet currently consists of about 9 million vehicles in GermanyThe German government has been looking at boosting the diesel fleet by 25 percent by 2020, and by 60 percent by 2030The aim is to increase emissions by at least 50 percent by 2035The aim to boost emissions by 50 percent or more by 2040 is a key objective for German officials, who want to meet a goal to cut emissions by up to 90 percent by the end of the decade.
The German Government said on Monday it will start a study into the diesel emissions of the country’s automakers by 2025.
The study will be completed by mid-2018, with the aim of reaching an emissions target of 40 percent by 2025, the German government said.
In 2018, the country produced 5,822,000 diesel cars, the third-largest in the world, the National Statistics Office said.
Germany is facing a tough market as the cost of electricity has soared as demand has risen.
The country has seen a sharp increase in the cost for electricity since the financial crisis.
The government has increased the number and mix of power stations and power plants, but is also looking at increasing fuel economy, diesel vehicles and the amount of energy produced from renewables.