Greenpeace takes Volkswagen Group to court

Environmental movement Greenpeace and a climate activist have filed a lawsuit against the Volkswagen Group. According to Greenpeace and activist Clara Mayer, Volkswagen is doing too little to combat emissions.

A similar lawsuit was filed earlier by environmental club Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) against Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW. Greenpeace and DUH are demanding that car manufacturers completely stop producing cars with combustion engines by 2030 and that greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced. The lawsuits are modeled after the case that was filed in the Netherlands against oil and gas group Shell. The court in The Hague stated that Shell must do more to reduce its emissions. Volkswagen has previously said that…

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Source: AutoWeek by www.autoweek.nl.

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