Politician company car with higher CO2 emissions than in the previous year

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The 15. Employment car check of German environmental aid (DUH) among top politics and top politicians revealed in the year of climate change and despite increasingly noticeable consequences of the climate crisis again rising climate gas emissions. On average, the company cars are significantly more than twice the permitted CO2 fleet limit. The politicians show that they still have not understood the urgency for more climate protection, so the DUH in a recent communication.

An essential reason for the CO2 increase are the high real emissions of the plug-in hybrids whose share has increased to 51 percent. Measured by real CO2 emissions on the street Keeping of 233 vehicles studied only 16 company cars the EU fleet limit of 95 grams of CO2 / km. The DUH requires that only service cars in the authorities may be purchased, which fall below the EU limit in real driving operation.

“How intensively the automotive industry uses the hot wire into the Federal Government for Klimakiller Advertising, shows the current company car fleet of our politicians. Although the climate crisis has arrived directly in Germany – many people have lost their existence or even their lives through floods in this summer – federal and state governments make a shear to climate protection. The majority relies on the own company car on Absolute Klimakiller: Plug-in-hybrid. Instead of deciding on truly climate-friendly company cars, the members of this federal government are only a green painting. In the United Kingdom or the Netherlands, the promotion of these climatic cars is long history, but in Germany, the top politicians and top politicians advertise their company car selection for particularly thirsty and thus climate-damaging vehicles. We demand that politicians and politicians do with a good example to precede the EU limits for CO2 seriously and switch to efficient battery electrical company cars – that is, for example, the Berlin Environmental Sensor Regine Gunther.”- Barbara Metz, Deputy Managing Director of Duh

The central results of the company car checkout at a glance:

  • Only 16 company cars – only electric cars get a green card
  • 216 of 238 politicians receive the red card because their vehicles massively exceed the EU CO2 limit value in real operation
  • Half of the company cars (51 percent) are plug-in hybrids with particularly high CO2 emissions in real driving operation
  • No member of the Federal Cabinet receives a green card; Christine Lambrecht, Peter Altmaier, Hubertus Heil and Gerd Muller share the last place with their particularly spritd-hour vehicles
  • Lights in the overall ranking are the national politician Volker Bouffier (Hesse), Boris Pistorius (Lower Saxony) and Herbert Reul (North Rhine-Westphalia); The environmental politician with the lowest CO2 emissions is, as in the previous year Regine Gunther (Berlin)
  • Alliance90 / Greens in the party comparison front, CSU occupies last place

Overall, the DUH has asked about 238 top politicians at federal and state level after their 233 company cars. The share of battery electrical company cars increased from 6 percent last year to 7 percent (17 vehicles). Annoying, the DUH finds the 43 percent year-on-year to 51 percent (118 vehicles) increased proportion of the real driving system particularly climate-damaging plug-in hybrid. On the other hand, the proportion of vehicles with diesel drive to 38 percent (89 vehicles) has dropped slightly.

216 politicians receive the red card for choosing their company car, as their vehicles exceed the CO2 limit in real operation by 20 percent and more. This includes all the company cars with particularly climate-damaging plug-in hybrid drive. The place as a negative leader in the overall ranking of the query share three politicians this year: Hessens Prime Minister Volker Bouffier, Lower Saxony Interior Minister Boris Pistorius and the North Rhine-Westphalian Interior Minister Herbert Reule have each elected Audi A8 as a company car, 488 g / km real CO2 emissions on the street brings. The penultimate place in the overall ranking takes into a ruling mayor Michael Muller (Mercedes-Benz S-Guard 600 with 408 g / km of real CO2 emissions), the third place is the Parliamentary State Secretary from the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation Norbert Barle with his Audi Q7 and 301 g / km real CO2 emissions.

16 politicians receive a green card for choosing their electric cars that comply with the 20020 CO2 limit of 95 g / km in real operation. Environmental sensor Regine Gunther demonstrates the top spot in the overall ranking with a Tesla Model 3, followed by Florian Stegmann (head of the State Chancellery in Baden-Wurttemberg, Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4matic) and Ursula Nonnemacher (Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection in Brandenburg , Audi e-tron). Wolfram Gunther, Minister of State of Energy, Climate, Environment and Agriculture In Saxony, the only politician receives a yellow card for his company car with a real CO2 emissions of 107 g / km.

“Our this year’s company car check shows that it is possible to set a sign for climate protection about the choice of the company car. But only 16 purely electrical company cars that comply with the limit of 95 g CO2 / km in real consumption, are far too little in view of the totalestered 233 company cars. Instead of continuing to advertise for heavy breaches, the ministries and subsequent all authorities should make a binding procurement rule, after which only service cars are allowed to comply with the EU fleet limit on the road. The Federal Government also has to stop the promotion of vehicles outside of its own procurement, which exceed the CO2 fleet limit on the road.”- Dorothee Saar, Head of Traffic and Air Creation of the DUH

If one compares the parties at the state level, Bunden 90 / Greens cuts off with an average real CO2 emissions of 199 g / km. Follow the left with 215 g CO2 / km, SPD with 232 g CO2 / km, FDP with 240 g CO2 / km and the CDU with 249 g CO2 / km. Talk lights are the members of the CSU this year, which have an average real CO2 emission of 250 g CO2 / KM.

Frightingly, the DUH finds that again no Federal Minister and no Federal Minister complies with the EU fleet limit with her company car in real power. The final light in the Federal Cabinet form Christine Lambrecht, Peter Altmaier, Hubertus Heil and Gerd Muller. They all drive an Audi A8 with a real CO2 emission of 283 g / km and thus almost triple exceeding the EU fleet limit value. Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze introduces the ranking, but with her company car she still brings a real CO2 emission of 242 g / km to the street.

Also many federal states fall on with an extremely high average CO2 emissions of their vehicle fleets. The lowest climate emissions in comparison of the federal states, the company‘s fleet of the Berlin Provincial Government still has a proud 200 g / km real CO2 emissions, followed by Bremen. Brandenburg is in third place in the ranking and has improved from an average of 224 g / km to 204 g / km real CO2 emissions. Under the federal states, the black-green regulating Hesse constantly forms. It deteriorates again this year, from an average of 257 g CO2 / km last year to 272 g CO2 / km real CO2 emissions.

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9 thoughts on “Politician company car with higher CO2 emissions than in the previous year”

  1. New service agencies should always be BEVs, everything else in the future is only pure hypocrisy.
    Inventory vehicles should receive a expiration date.
    We have to become exhaust-free and may not support any combustion manufacturers.

  2. Well, there you should rate the vehicles with personal protection equipment separately. There are politicians who have to move a corresponding vehicle by their office. There are currently no offers with favorable emissions. But that will come, because basically the electric drive for vehicles with high weight is ideal. But it is just a immense development effort for relatively few vehicles.

    In addition, you have to say that there are currently no limousine with lush space available as an electric car. In the Tesla one sits like a frog, is also not a good message as a foreign manufacturer. The Porsche Toycan could go very well up to 1.85 m body size, but a Porsche as a company car makes no good picture. But now comes the EQS and I’m sure you will see it soon as a company car of politicians. However, not too often, because advisers of politicians rather advise Audi, that’s allegedly folk nakes. And there’s nothing from Audi.

  3. These politicians are the inn concept of hypocrisy and try to sell citizens for stupid.
    Such “role models” can be given. Some exceptions confirm this rule.

  4. Climate protection preach and burn gasoline.
    Only BEV as a company car and on every town hall roof PV, that would be an announcement for the general election.

  5. When was there in Germany or Europe the last “stop” on a politician while sitting in a vehicle?
    Maybe only Egomanic desserts must hide any rogue states behind armored glass?
    But they also have the necessary money in the portal.
    So if all politicians and other “dignitaries” below the salary class of a federal minister do not go into a BEV, then they fall into the category: to preach water and drink wine themselves – and are therefore unbelievable and thus actually unutterable!
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  6. So you are just the politicians …
    Duke and nothing ..

    I really do not know who you should choose this year. Everything Tiefflier and Bruchpiloten

  7. Here again clearly visible that the German automakers still cheat.
    The tests of the DUH show that no further development, which is concerned with the pollutant issue, has taken place.
    This is the truth that the German car manufacturers of the dirty burning industry cheat.
    And our children and grandchildren need to breathe further dirty air that makes sick.


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