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Germany wins its tussle over the automobile

2023-03-26T17:18:03.737Z


DECRYPTION - Berlin bent the European Commission on synthetic fuels and scored points against nuclear power.


Germany prevailed.

After three weeks of psychodrama, caused by the refusal of the Scholz government to initial the European text on the end of sales of new thermal vehicles in 2035, an agreement was reached on Saturday.

The European Commission has accepted Germany's proposal to allow internal combustion cars beyond 2035 provided they run on synthetic fuels.

A victory for the lobby of the German automobile industry, supported by the Minister of Transport of the liberal party (FDP).

Across the Rhine, the Volkswagen group, Porsche, BMW but also Bosch, Siemens Energy and many industrialists united in the eFuel Alliance, have succeeded in making their voices heard, in a context of tensions within the ruling coalition.

The regulation on CO2 emissions from cars will be submitted to representatives of the twenty-seven member countries this Monday in Brussels, so that the legislation will be definitively adopted at a meeting of ministers…

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Source: lefigaro

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