The European Commission has proposed to 30-per cent reduction of car carbon emissions by 2030, compared to 2021 levels.
“Europe is currently not on the right track,” said European Commissioner, Miguel Canete.
“To drive and lead the global shift to electric, Europe has to get its house in order.’’
He said the proposal aimed to amend current trends in the European car industry, including the low number of electric cars sold on the continent .
He added that jobs in the electric car industry had flowed to other parts of the world, such as the U.S.
The commissioner said that the target would also help to restore trust in European car makers after they were engulfed in the emissions-testing scandal.