News Digest Item
26 Jun 2017

“Natural gas is the new diesel”

Spiegel Online

Volkswagen is pushing natural gas engines in the desperate hope of remaining below the EU’s 2020 fleet emission targets, writes Christian Frahm in Spiegel Online. “According to sources within the Wolfsburg headquarters, the company will not be able to stay within the 95 gram target.” Volkswagen seems to attempt to compensate the diesel decline with an increase in natural gas vehicles, because in contrast to VW electric vehicles, the technology is mature and available.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers and the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility.

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