Volvo lobby association withdraws from Asia over controversy over combustion ban

Volvo lobby association withdraws from Asia over controversy over combustion ban


The Volvo XC40 electric vehicle can be seen in December 2021.
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Volvo will exit at the end of the year, following a vigorous protest by Asia against the EU ban on combustion engines from 2035. According to the company, the lobby association’s position is not compatible with the car company’s sustainability strategy.

DThat Swedish car maker Volvo The dispute over an EU-wide ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines resulted in the split from the European lobby association Acea. “After careful consideration, we have come to the conclusion that Volvo Cars’ sustainability strategy and ambitions at this time are not fully aligned with the position and operations of Acia,” the company said on Friday when asked by AFP. So Volvo will leave at the end of the year.

Achi Was actively and vocally opposed to the European Union’s decision to ban combustion engines from 2035. The association said it was “premature to set a target for 2035” and also expressed concern that the charging and refueling infrastructure for electric and hydrogen vehicles could sustain such an ambitious plan. . Volvo aims to sell only fully electric models by 2030.

The influential lobby association Acea unites the 16 largest car manufacturers with locations in Europe. The continent’s second largest car company, the Stellantis Group, which emerged from the merger of Peugeot/Citroën and Fiat/Crysler, surprisingly announced a few days ago that it was leaving the association.

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