BERLIN - The heads of a German environmental NGO have sued automakers BMW and Daimler for refusing to tighten their carbon emissions targets and give up fossil fuel-emitting cars by 2030, Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The NGO, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, confirmed to Reuters that the lawsuits had been filed on Monday evening.
In letters to the firms in early September, the companies were given until September 20 to agree to the NGO's demands, which also included limiting production of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars ahead of 2030.
Neither of the companies has so far set an end date for ICE car production.
BMW and Daimler confirmed to Reuters on Monday that they had not accepted the NGO's demands.
(Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, editing by Kirsti Knolle) ((Victoria.Waldersee@thomsonreuters.com;))