Daimler labor chief urges lawmakers to promote car charging

European lawmakers should promote electric car charging facilities as aggressively as they seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Michael Brecht, works council chief at German automaker Daimler, informed Reuters.

Automakers have cautioned that European Commission proposals to cut average new car emissions in 2030 by 50% below 2021 levels threaten manufacturing jobs, which depend enough on assembling combustion engine vehicles.

The total demand for vehicles could suffer if ownership of electric vehicles was not made more attractive with more readily available charging networks, Brecht said.

Previously this week, the European Parliament voted in favor of a legally binding target for the European Union to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030.

Brecht said the automaker has reviewed its strategy to free up resources to retool its plants and retrain employees to build low emission cars.

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