News Digest Item
30 May 2017

German car industry counts on synthetic fuels


The German car industry has high hopes for synthetic fuels, but their plans could backfire in light of global efforts to electrify transport, writes Jens Tartler in Tagesspiegel. Synthetic fuels, produced with the help of renewable electricity, could be used in existing motors with little or no need for modifications, but the production costs are high and the German industry might waste time and resources while other countries continue to develop e-cars, writes Tartler.

Read the article in German here.

For background on German manufacturers' struggle to shift to decarbonised mobility, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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