News Digest Item
01 Nov 2017

Env min Hendricks: SUV drivers should opt for different car model next time

Rheinische Post

Germany’s environment minister Barbara Hendricks says drivers of large Super Utility Vehicles (SUVs) living in cities should opt for a different model next time they buy a car. Drivers of large cars could be “looked at with disapproval in cities, similar to the way smokers are looked at in inside spaces”, Hendricks told the Rheinische Post in an interview. She stressed that the analogy came from an official of the ADAC, Germany’s largest motorist association. Hendricks added that the Green Party’s demand to ban new registrations of combustion engines by 2030 was unnecessary as market forces ensured that the technology will lose its appeal one way or another over the next decade.

Read the interview in German here.

See this CLEW interview with Hendricks for more information.

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