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17 Aug 2017

Environment ministry expects European quota for emission-free cars

dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the German environment ministry, said he expected the European Union to come forth with a proposal for a European quota for emission-free cars this autumn, reports news agency dpa in an article carried by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Specifics would still have to be discussed, but carmakers themselves are already planning to see 25 percent of their new car sales to be emission-free vehicles by 2025, according to Flasbarth. The quota would not be limited to electric vehicles, although in the end battery-powered cars would likely prevail, said Flasbarth.

Find the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.

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