German carmakers blast motorway speed limit idea


HAMBURG, Germany, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Imposing a standard speed limit of 130 kph (80 mph) on German motorways would have scant impact on the environment and only hurt domestic carmakers, the country's VDA auto industry group said on Monday. "Such fixed speed limits would be an ecological zero-sum game and would damage the German auto sector," VDA President Matthias Wissmann said in a statement to Reuters. Germany is unusual in that stretches of its motorways still have no speed limit, and ...

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