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Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer: The fossil combustion engine will expire by 2035

Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) has spoken out in favor of an end to cars with classic gasoline and diesel engines within the next 15 years. “Our goal must be the phasing out of fossil burners by 2035,” said the CSU politician World on sunday.

The combustion engine is not completely finished, said Scheuer, referring to synthetic fuels. Legislative pressure is needed to make synthetic fuels competitive. “We have to remain open to technology and at the same time continue to impose strict climate protection requirements so that there are incentives to use the next 15 years to develop competitive, clean fuels for combustion engines,” said Scheuer.

CSU boss Markus Söder had already spoken out in favor of a ban on cars with internal combustion engines from 2035 onwards. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) also said in September that he saw an end to the fossil combustion engine by 2035.

Scheuer also spoke out against a short-term tightening of the exhaust gas regulations by the EU within the framework of the Euro 7 standard. “The Ministry of Transport will take a very negative position in the Euro 7 debate,” he announced. “We should concentrate on the existing emissions regulations and not have a debate about even stricter requirements.” The limit values ​​would have to remain technically feasible.

The EU Commission wants to propose ambitious new pollutant limit values ​​in a Euro 7 standard for cars and vans at the end of 2021. They should come into force in 2025.


(tiw)

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