Economy minister: “The diesel crisis is self-inflicted”
German carmakers must present ways to significantly reduce NOX emissions from diesel engines at an upcoming “diesel summit” with federal ministries, Handelsblatt report. Economy minister Brigitte Zypries told the business daily in an interview the companies must show how they will exist this “self-inflicted crisis” and avoid driving bans. Zypries said diesel engines were still needed to meet the country’s carbon emissions reduction goals, but in the long-term the industry must shift to alternative drives.
Find the interview (behind paywall) here.
Get background on German carmakers’ struggle to make inroads with e-mobility going in the Clean Energy Wire dossier.