Czech PM baulks at EU emissions targets


The Czech Republic has joined a growing number of countries and manufacturers that oppose the EU Commission’s climate package. The ‘Fit for 55’ plan effectively bans the sale of combustion engine cars in Europe from 2035 – an unwelcome move for some.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš announced his opposition to Fit for 55 climate plan. “We will not agree to the sales ban on fossil fuel cars. We cannot implement here what green fanatics in the European Parliament have come up with,” Babiš rumbled.

As reported, the Italian government also wants to soften the planned ban on internal combustion cars – in favour of domestic sports car manufacturers.

On a larger scale than potential sales of Ferrari or Maserati, Renault is also rebelling against the EU plans. The French carmaker fears for the future of brands like Dacia that aim to bank on hybrid technology for some time.


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