Earlier this month, the EU voted to completely ban ICEs by 2035.
Germany believes that niches will continue to exist for ICE.
As the EU’s largest auto manufacturing country, Germany has a fair amount of pressure on its shoulders. Decisions made by the country could affect the European Union’s plans to completely ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035.
Germany’s Finance Minister Christian Lindner indicated that the country was, not in these exact words, disinclined to acquiesce to the European Parliament lawmakers’ vote to outright ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered new vehicles.
According to Reuters, the German government is still discussing its voting behaviour on the European Union plans. It believes that various niches may continue to exist for internal combustion engine vehicles beyond that proposed date.
Despite this resistance, Germany will forge forward with its goal to become a global leader in the electrification of the automobile. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and all members of the Volkswagen Auto Group all have numerous EVs in production with countless more on the way.