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BMW, Daimler sued for refusing to tighten carbon emissions targets


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: This is the Mercedes-Benz logo at Frankfurt Motor Show, Germany (IAA), September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo


BERLIN (Reuters) – The heads of a German environmental NGO have sued automakers BMW and Daimler (OTC:) for refusing to tighten their carbon emissions targets and give up fossil fuel-emitting cars by 2030, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Deutsche Umwelthilfe, a non-governmental organization, said that the suits were being filed by Reuters on Monday evening.

Companies were given until September 20, to respond to NGO demands. This included production limits for internal combustion engine (ICE, NYSE:) cars before 2030.

ICE vehicle production has not been stopped by either company.

Monday’s statement by BMW and Daimler was made to Reuters by both companies.

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