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Berlin: German giant Mercedes-Benz said Monday it wants to stop selling traditional combustion engine cars by 2039 and plans for its new vehicles sold worldwide by that time to be carbon-neutral.

“We aim to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet in 20 years,” said Ola Kallenius, current head of Mercedes research, who is to succeed Dieter Zetsche as chairman of the Daimler group next week.

 

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All Mercedes models will be electric or hybrids within two decades, a company spokesman said, but different approaches were possible.

“Our current focus is on battery-electric mobility. But there’s also room and need to continue to work on other solutions, for example, the fuel cell or eFuels,” Kallenius said in a statement.

 

Mercedes want to dispose of engines from all car models by 2039:

 

“Today, no one knows for sure which drivetrain mix will best serve our customers’ needs 20 years from now.

“That’s why we encourage policy makers to pave the way for tech neutrality: Let’s fix the target, but not the means to achieve it.” Daimler says synthetic fuels produced with renewable energy must allow hybrid cars to run without CO2 emissions, but these fuels are not yet on the market.

 

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Daimler aims to achieve a 50 percent share of sales for electric vehicles by 2030 and promises to make its European plants CO2 neutral by 2022, Kaellenius added.

German car manufacturers are taking the plunge on electric power faced with looming tougher emissions rules in the European Union from 2020, loaded with hefty financial penalties if they are breached.

 

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New Delhi: Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) claims that around 2 lakh jobs will be cut across Automobile Industry in last 3 months. “The majority of job cuts have happened in the last three months. It started around May and continued through June and July,” FADA president Ashish Harsharaj Kale.

With no immediate signs of recovery, FADA says that more jobs may have to be cut down because of constant shutting down of the Automobile Dealership centers. The main reason behind this is the cut down of sales in past three months.

According to Ashish Harsharaj, the two lakh jobs cuts in the last three months are over and above the 32,000 people who lost employment when 286 showrooms were closed across 271 cities in the 18-month period which ended in April this year.

Around 2.5 million people were employed directly through around 26,000 automobile showrooms operated by 15,000 dealers. Another 2.5 million are indirectly employed in the dealership ecosystem, Ashish added.

As per Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) figures, vehicle wholesale across all categories declined by 12.35% to 60,85,406 units in April-June against 69,42,742 units in same period of last year. Passenger vehicles (PV) segment has been the worst hit with sales continuing to decline for almost a year now. In July, market leader Maruti Suzuki reported a 36.3% drop in its domestic PV wholesales, while Hyundai saw a dip of 10%. M&M sales were down 16%, Tata Motors’ PV sales fell 31% while that of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) also came down 48.67% during the month.

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