News Digest Item
11 Oct 2016

“We need an e-car quota”

tageszeitung / Federal Environment Agency (UBA)


Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) suggests a binding quota of e-car sales for car manufacturers to ensure the transport sector contributes to climate protection. “German carmakers do not want to leave the combustion engine. In the short term, they can earn more profits with it […] but in the long term, they slumber away the future,” said Martin Schmied, head of transport at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), in an interview with tageszeitung. “It’s good that we now talk about the end of the combustion engine, but this discussion must translate into actions in the short term.” The UBA provides federal bodies such as the Ministry of the Environment with policy advice.

Read the interview in German here

All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)” . They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

Journalism for the energy transition

Get our Newsletter
Join our Network
Find an interviewee