The Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans, unveiled at climate talks in the Scottish city, sees the group of countries, companies and cities committed to phasing out fossil-fuel vehicles by 2040, as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions and curb global warming. These groups have pledged to “rapidly” accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions vehicles.
However world’s top two automakers, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as major car markets China, the U.S. and Germany, did not sign up, highlighting the challenges in shifting to zero emissions. Stellantis Group was also missing from the latest pledge, as were other key automakers including Honda, Nissan, BMW and Hyundai.
On the other hand, the major signatories included Ford and General Motors, the world’s second-most populous country India and major corporate purchasers of vehicles including Leaseplan, which rents 1.7 million cars in 30 countries. According to GM, it is “proud to now stand alongside other companies, governments and civil society organizations to support the declaration to commit to working towards a transition to 100% zero emissions vehicles by 2035.” Ford confirmed its participation and said “It will take everyone working together to be successful.”
Source: Automotive News Europe
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