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23 Nov 2017

German government’s environmental advisers call for e-car quota

Clean Energy Wire

The German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU), which advises the German government, has called for an e-car quota to push the energy transition in the transport sector. At least 25 percent of new cars and light trucks should be pure electric by 2025, and at least 50 percent by 2030, the SRU said in a study. “Power-to-liquid or power-to-gas are interesting options for shipping and aviation, but not for road transport”, said SRU member Claudia Kemfert at the presentation of the study in Berlin. “Electric cars offer a much larger range per energy unit use and are locally emission-free.” For this reason, the SRU also said that freight transport should be electrified, using catenaries (overhead electrical wires) on motorways.

Find a press release in German here, and the study in German here

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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