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Germany Might Not Go Along with Europe’s 2035 Ban of the Combustion Engine

Germany might refuse to sign the bill that would ban sales of new vehicles equipped with a combustion engine in Europe by 2035.

  • The European Parliament proposed new legislation that could ban new cars powered by combustion engines by 2035

  • This will include hybrids and plug-in hybrids

  • Germany is not favourable to this proposition due to its potential effects on its automotive industry

The recent proposal by the European Union to ban sales of new vehicles powered by combustion engines by 2035 is creating controversy, notably in Germany.

The German government is currently being run by three parties that have differing views on this issue. Indeed, the Green party is in favour of this law in order to reduce the level of Co2 emissions produced by the transport industry while others are opposed to it for a few reasons.

Christian Linder, the country’s finance minister, and known sports car enthusiast said his government will not agree to this legislation in its current form

The proposed ban is one of the strictest in the world since it not only targets traditional combustion-powered vehicles but also hybrids and plug-in hybrids, which are usually excluded from these measures.

According to the minister, the ban is opposed to future innovations that could prove to be just as eco-friendly as electric vehicles, such as climate-neutral synthetic fuels.

This emerging technology can be used with existing gasoline-powered vehicles without major modifications and it would require a lot fewer investments than the move to electric power.

Indeed, these fuels could be sold through the same stations that sell gasoline at the moment while electric vehicles require all new charging stations to be built all around the continent.

A few automakers are working on this technology, but the European parliament refused to give these types of fuel an exemption in the future legislation since they are not currently viable as a large-scale solution.

Another reason why Germany is more reluctant to sign the bill than other countries is that its automotive industry could be hurt by this move since most of its automakers are only beginning to offer electric vehicles and they might not be able to electrify their entire lineup in time.

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