Berlin, Sept. 21 (BNA): The heads of a German environmental NGO have sued car manufacturers BMW and Daimler for their refusal to toughen carbon emissions targets and abandon cars that emit fossil fuels by 2030, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe confirmed that the lawsuits were filed on Monday evening, according to Reuters.
In letters to the companies in early September, the companies were given until September 20 to agree to the NGOs’ demands, which also included limiting production of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles before 2030.
Neither company has yet set a deadline for production of ICE cars.
BMW and Daimler confirmed to Reuters on Monday that they had not accepted the NGO’s demands.