News Digest Item
17 Oct 2016

“Car industry: Why wait as long as 14 years?”


It is sad to see politicians such as transport minister Alexander Dobrindt and Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer try to protect the car industry against calls for a ban on combustion engines from 2030, writes Annina Reimann in a commentary for Wirtschaftswoche. “We don’t need the emission transition in 14 years – we would have needed it the day before yesterday,” writes Reimann with reference to inner city pollution. E-cars alone are not yet the solution because of the power sector’s emissions, so priority should be given to better and cheaper public transport, argues Reimann.

Read the commentary (behind paywall) in German here.

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