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Electric vehicles 09-06-2022

German car industry slams EU parliament’s 2035 ban on petrol, diesel cars

German car associations were up in arms following a decision by the European Parliament to support a de facto ban on the sale of new combustion engine cars as of 2035, saying it was too ambitious and costly, and going against the market and citizens.
Electric vehicles 10-02-2022

Automotive industry sounds alarm over expansion of e-charging stations

Germany has fallen far behind its targets for expanding e-car infrastructure and will likely miss its 2030 e-mobility target, according to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).
Transport 13-12-2021

Will Germany’s new ‘advocate of the motorists’ surprise with clean mobility shift?

Germany's new transport minister Volker Wissing has raised question marks over the country's lagging transition to clean mobility. But his track record is promising, reported Clean Energy Wire.
Transport 08-09-2021

German industry gears up for its next lobbying battle: the internal combustion engine

While German carmakers unveil their latest electric vehicles at the International Motor Show in Munich, the industry associations they are members of have made their position clear: the next German government must fight for the internal combustion engine at EU level.
Economy & Jobs 30-07-2021

German car parts suppliers fret over combustion engine phase-out

The European Commission’s Fit for 55 package will rapidly tighten emission standards for cars, effectively banning the sale of vehicles fitted with internal combustion engines by 2035. German carmakers had preempted the move, but parts suppliers and employees are worried.

German industry worried about EU carbon market reform, sceptical of CBAM

Industry in Germany watched the presentation of the European Commission’s new package of energy and climate laws with bated breath on Wednesday (14 July), expressing worries about a reform of the EU’s carbon market that could see free CO2 pollution...