PA Consulting’s CO2 emissions research has been featured in an article in Reuters discussing Daimler planning to build 50,000 Mercedes EQC electric cars this year.
This comes in opposition to a report published in Manager Magazin which claimed that Daimler had been forced to reduce its 2020 production targets due to battery supply problems.
The article goes to say that car manufacturers face huge fines next year if they fail to cut their CO2 emissions. PA Consulting has forecast that Daimler had average fleet emissions of 130.4 grams of CO2 per km in 2018 and needs to hit a target of 103.1 grams per km by 2021.
The article quotes PA's report which says that if Daimler fails to cut its CO2 footprint, it will face a fine of 997 million euros ($1.1 billion).