News Digest Item
26 Oct 2016

Hendricks - Carmakers won't find buyers for combustion engines after 2030

Environment ministry

Carmakers should not count on combustion engine sales in Germany beyond 2030, according to Environment minister Barbara Hendricks. Even without a ban, the companies won't be able to find buyers for the technology in the future, Hendricks said at an event in Berlin. German carmakers need to move up a gear on e-mobility if they want to remain in the lead. “The danger is not change, but missing out on change.” She said it was too early to judge whether Germany’s buyer’s premium for e-cars was successful or not. 

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

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