News Digest Item
16 Aug 2017

“EU ‘increasingly likely’ to implement electric car quota, despite denials”

Climate Home

Despite public denials, the European Commission is considering implementing an e-car quota to be achieved by automakers by 2030, writes Arthur Nelson for Climate Home. “It is looking increasingly likely that [the Commission] will come forward with a proposal of that sort for 2025 and 2030, probably including plug-in hybrids”, a source told Climate Home. The issue is fraught with problems, especially in Germany, where carmakers remain a “powerful political force”, writes Nelson.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany and the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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