‘Lift the lid on the car industry’: Industry groups warn about climate change

Canada’s auto industry is facing an “urgent” challenge to meet emissions targets and keep its engines running, an industry group warned Tuesday.

In an interview with CBC News, the National Automobile Dealers Association said the pace of new vehicles on the road is outpacing emission reductions and “the threat of climate change.”

The group’s CEO, Tim Southey, said that in 20 years, cars will emit 1.6 per cent more carbon dioxide than today’s.

In 20 years vehicles will emit about 1.8 per cent less carbon dioxide, Southeys prediction.

“Our business model relies on a strong engine, we need to get our engines running at an acceptable level and I don’t think that we are going to be able to keep up with the pace that we need in the long term.” “

In the U.S., President Donald Trump has promised to revive the auto sector, and the American Automobile Association, the largest trade association, says it would support any action by the federal government to reduce emissions. “

Our business model relies on a strong engine, we need to get our engines running at an acceptable level and I don’t think that we are going to be able to keep up with the pace that we need in the long term.”

In the U.S., President Donald Trump has promised to revive the auto sector, and the American Automobile Association, the largest trade association, says it would support any action by the federal government to reduce emissions.

In Canada, where there is no federal regulation, automakers and suppliers are lobbying for tougher rules on emissions.

The U.K. government recently announced it was setting a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from cars by 30 per cent from 2020.

In Germany, the government says it wants to see a 50 per cent reduction by 2030, while Japan has pledged to get to 50 per of peak global emissions by 2050.

In the United States, the U and V sectors account for more than 80 per cent of the auto manufacturing sector, with most of the rest in parts of the automotive industry.

But Southerys prediction is not based on that, but the sector will continue to grow in the coming decades.

“I think that in the longer term, there is an urgency to get on with the task of reducing emissions,” he said, adding that the industry needs to look at the “other side of the equation” and address other sources of climate pollution.

Southes predictions are based on assumptions about emissions levels and production, not actual numbers.

The NADA is pushing for a shift from fossil fuels to renewables, and in the U, the goal is to generate 40 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

The group said it will push for a carbon price to raise revenues for the industry.

With files from the Canadian Press