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11 Oct 2016

Transport minister – Ban on combustion engines in 2030 “totally unrealistic”


Germany’s transport minister Alexander Dobrindt has dismissed a Green Party proposal to ban new registrations of fossil-fuel powered cars in 2030, reports Berlin daily Tagesspiegel. “A complete end to combustion engines from 2030 is totally unrealistic,” said Dobrindt, adding that the date was “simply nonsense”. He said it was right to push electric mobility but insisted that combustion engines will exist in parallel for a long time. “It would be wrong to raise expectations that can’t be kept,” said Dobrindt, according to the report.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read yesterday’s CLEW article German states - New cars in EU should be emission-free by 2030.

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