Ban on internal combustion engines: will Germany go to the front?
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CAR Validated by the European Parliament a few days ago, the end of sales of thermal cars as early as 2035 seems to promise complicated negotiations with some member states, starting with Germany.
It is decided, from 2035, the sale of cars with combustion engines will be banned in Europe. But the game is far from being played. Because to ratify the measure, the European Commission must negotiate with the various member states. However, Christian Lindner, the German Federal Minister of Finance, has already announced that his government is not in favour of ending combustion engines in 2035.
According to the Financial Times, the man would have questioned the effectiveness of such a measure, explaining that Europeans could anyway buy thermal cars outside Europe. Christian Lindner, who is also the head of the Liberal Party, however, sought to qualify his remarks, saying that Germany would continue to be one of the largest markets for electric vehicles.
Will Christian Lindner’s position be adopted by Germany? The Green ministers of the current government coalition do not seem to be of this opinion in any case. A spokesman for Steffi Lemke, the ecologist minister in charge of the environment, said the government fully supported the end of combustion engines by 2035. To be continued…