News Digest Item
17 Oct 2016

“Rage against the car: No transport transition after the energy transition, please!”

Die Welt

The Green party’s proposed ban on petrol and diesel engines by 2030 is “economically damaging, ecologically questionable, and practically impossible”, writes the head of Germany’s pro-business party FDP, Christian Lindner, in a commentary for Die Welt. He argues that a ban would endanger many thousands of jobs and Germany’s future as an industrial business location because other countries won’t follow the its example.

Read the commentary in German here.

For further information, read the CLEW article German states - New cars in EU should be emission-free by 2030.

For background information on e-mobility in Germany, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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