News Digest Item
17 Aug 2016

“E-cars instead of internal combustion engines: Norway's dream – a model for Germany?”


Norway is aiming to eliminate sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2025 and allow only electric vehicles, but such a model would be harmful to the environment in Germany, Daniel Delhaes writes in Handelsblatt. While Norway can generate most of its electricity through wind and hydropower due to its geographic location, a similar move in Germany would mean burning more coal to generate electricity, Delhaes argues. Norway is a leading market for e-cars and hybrid plug-ins, which accounted for nearly 30 percent of newly registered vehicles in the first half of 2016.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read CLEW's dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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