News Digest Item
01 Sep 2017

“Diesel vs e-car – One good idea and seven inconvenient truths”


There are still many technical, political and financial hurdles on the path to fully electric road transport, and its final development is much less clear, writes Handelsblatt. Handelsblatt lists “seven inconvenient truths,” such as “e-cars are only as environmentally-friendly as the electricity that feeds them,” “e-cars are competitive only thanks to state regulation” and “the revolution in battery technology will not take place for the time being.”

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee