Munich (dpa / lby) - The Bavarian IG Metall boss Johann Horn is skeptical about the ban on new combustion cars from 2035 demanded by the EU Parliament. A number of conditions would have to be met for the implementation of this very ambitious goal, Horn told dpa on Thursday: "We need a Europe-wide expansion of the charging infrastructure and renewable energies, the solution of various supply chain and raw material problems of electromobility and, above all, a comprehensive political Support for the restructuring of industry and the creation of new value creation and employment. All of this has not yet been sufficiently visible."
The decision of the EU Parliament is therefore a voluntary commitment by politicians. The implementation of these framework conditions must now be tackled with high pressure.
IG Metall welcomes the fact that proposals to tighten interim targets by 2030 did not find a majority. "That would have jeopardized laboriously polished and negotiated plans in the very short term and would have had a massive immediate impact on locations and employment," said Horn.