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01 Nov 2017

Legal opinion: End of combustion engine in Germany compatible with EU law


Initiating the end of combustion engine technology in Germany with corresponding legislation would be in accordance with European law, environmental organisation Greenpeace says in a press release. According to a legal opinion commissioned by the organisation, Germany’s ambitious climate protection goals require the government to introduce “regulation aimed at strengthening environmental protection”, which included a national phase-out of combustion engines to foster the transport sector’s emissions reduction. Greenpeace says Germany should ban new registrations of cars with combustion engines by 2025 to guarantee a fulfilment of the Paris Climate Agreement’s goals.

Find the press release in German here and the full legal opinion in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany for more information.

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