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Parliamentary questions
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24 September 2020
Priority question for written answer P-005222/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Sylvia Limmer (ID)
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: ‘Zero-emission’ mobility as political propaganda

In response to my question of 30 April 2020 on zero-emission mobility, the Commission cited the current EU legislation without commenting on the real problem, which is that physical principles mean that zero-emission mobility on the earth is not possible, although this is suggested in EU legislation and in the many statements by the Commission on, for example, the Green Deal. But emissions are simply released elsewhere, unseen at first sight.

1. How will the Commission resolve this contradiction between the real world on the one hand and the current EU legislation and the EU’s communication on the other, thereby invalidating the justifiable accusation that EU citizens are being fed propaganda?

2. How will the Commission defuse the suspicion that the claim of apparently ‘zero-emission mobility’, which clearly refers to electric cars, is a way of lobbying for e-car manufacturers under the pretext of climate protection, to the detriment of the traditional car industry?

3. A large-scale increase in electro-mobility will lead to a corresponding rise in electricity consumption, which in turn will cause an increase in the use of fossil fuels. The result is that electric cars will be responsible for up to 73% more CO 2 (1) emissions. How does this reality fit in with the Green Deal which the Commission is promoting?

Original language of question: DE
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