News Digest Item
18 Oct 2016

“Car industry complains about bans”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The German car industry has warned against banning new conventional car registrations in 2030, claiming it would block vital innovations to make combustion engines more efficient, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Major industry suppliers ZF Friedrichshafen and Mahle said politicians should leave it to the industry to find the best way to achieve climate targets. The metalworkers’ union (IG Metall) warned that e-cars will not be emission-free even if there is a surge in demand because there was not enough renewable electricity to power them. 

For further information, read the CLEW article German states - New cars in EU should be emission-free by 2030.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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