Germany needs to confront car culture in shift to green transport system
Germany’s green self-image does not square with its longstanding love affair with fast, gas-guzzling cars, writes Christian Schwägerl in an article on Yale Environment 360. An increasing number of experts realise the solution to greening the transport sector must go beyond replacing combustion engines with electric ones. It involves “creating a new transport system that connects bicycles, buses, trains, and shared cars, all controlled by digital platforms that allow users to move from A to B in the fastest and cheapest way – but without their own car.”
Read the article in English here.
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