How carmakers try to save the combustion engine
The German car industry has not given up yet on its highly profitable combustion engine, reports Sebastian Schaal for business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. “Electric propulsion remains Plan B, because Plan A is simply working too well,” he wrote. At an industry conference, carmakers and suppliers stressed last week that combustion engines still offer potential to reduce CO2 emissions, and discussed ways to extend their lifespan beyond 2030 by using “e-fuels” made with renewable electricity.
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Find background on carmakers’ plans in the CLEW factsheets Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility, Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world, and Early e-car starter BMW plans new mobility sprint.