France, big absent from the work of the COP26 on the automobile

The COP26 only gives birth to tentative commitments on the automotive side. On Wednesday 10 November, several governments and manufacturers issued a joint statement on accelerating the deployment of zero-emission cars. “We will strive to ensure that all sales of new cars and vans are zero emission globally by 2040, and no later than 2035 in major markets”, can we read in the declaration.

Problem: In 2020, the countries that registered the most new passenger cars were China, followed by the United States, Japan and then Germany. However, none of these countries has signed the text. Enough to arouse criticism from associations for the defense of the environment, which also regret the absence of another State on these commitments … France.

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