News Digest Item
26 Jul 2017

British plans make next week’s diesel summit “seem like sad alumni reunion”

Greenpeace Germany

British plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 show that the combustion engine “is dying” and the national German diesel summit next week “already seems like a sad alumni reunion”, writes Greenpeace transport representative Tobias Austrup in a commentary. “Instead of preparing German carmakers for the new e-mobility era, the federal government entrenches itself with the industry and continues to dream of clean diesel,” Austrup writes.

Read a Guardian article on the British plans in English here.

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