FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler’s average emissions levels in Europe will increasing amount of 2019 and 2019 because stricter anti-pollution testing rules have revealed higher results, Us president Dieter Zetsche said on Thursday.
European Union lawmakers have demanded that carmakers cut average co2 (CO2) emissions levels by 40 percent between 2007 and 2021, the objective that has become harder to reach after WLTP emissions tests were introduced in 2019 .
Carmakers including Daimler now are struggling to lower their average emissions of and also carbon by 2021.
“We have not finalised and published the 2019 number it can be fair to share it is an increase that causes the gap to 2021 even larger,” Zetsche told analysts by carrying out a presentation of 2019 earnings results.
To compensate higher emissions readings, Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, will push sales of electrical and hybrid vehicles, Zetsche said.