News Digest Item
20 Jan 2017

“Car association: diesel technology indispensable”

German Bundestag

The German car industry says that diesel technology is “at least in the mid-term” indispensable to reach climate targets, writes the German Bundestag in a press release. In a hearing before the parliament’s committee of inquiry for the diesel emissions scandal, Matthias Wissmann, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), said that gasoline engines emit 10 to 15 percent more CO₂ than diesel engines. Future Real Driving Emissions (RDE) standards at the European level were “incredibly hard”, but “just feasible”, said Wissmann in the hearing.

Find the Bundestag press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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