Saturday, February 4, 2023
News New Proposed German Laws Would Kill The Autobahn

New Proposed German Laws Would Kill The Autobahn

To say we are devastated by what will probably happen is understating how we feel about the German Autobahn and its place in the automotive world.

Look, this is the equivalent of shutting down the Nürburgring for good… We can’t imagine it either… While we’ve done loads of track driving events over the years, only on the Autobahn have we legally nudged the 300 km/h mark in some of Germany’s finest automobiles.

Fact of the matter is that Germany has, like many other countries, signed on to meet Paris Accord targets to tackle CO2 emissions.

Keeping speeds down is one way to do this. As such, a suggested set speed limit of 130 km/h or 80 mph has been tabled and is recommended by unions and environmentalists alike. Another way will be to increase taxes of gasoline and diesel fuels over the next decade in the hopes of enticing consumers to consider electrified cars.

The last three or four times we’ve headed out to Germany, we barely managed to break the 225 km/h barrier because of constant roadwork and other various restrictions. We figure this new law will inevitably come to pass. Hopefully we’ll get at least one more crack at 300 km/h legally…

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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