News Digest Item
17 Aug 2017

“That’s not doable“

Frankfurter Rundschau

A 2030 end date for the internal combustion engine is technically not feasible, and such a ban would be the wrong approach to decarbonising transport by 2050, said independent transportation expert and ICCT member Axel Friedrich in an interview with Joachim Wille for Frankfurter Rundschau. “For instance, we don’t know where we’ll get the green power from, or the battery capacity – not to mention the question of resources”, said Friedrich. Strict CO₂ emission limits for vehicle fleets were the better way, and would automatically lead to a high share of e-cars or other emission-free vehicles on the roads, he argued.

Read the interview in German here.

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

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