Merkel rival Schulz calls for electric car quotas in Europe

It came out yesterday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now considering bans on petrol and diesel cars — cars that use internal combustion engines (ICE). This possibility has been floated in the UK, France, India, Norway, the Netherlands, and certain German cities. However, it is a significant departure from the norm for the country's leader, Merkel, to consider such a strong policy, and I would say that even in recent months I wouldn't have expected it. The auto industry in Germany is just too strong and too interested in a slow transition to electric vehicles, and Merkel is much more a moderate than a revolutionary Will Merkel Really Ban ICE Cars In Germany? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Merkel rival Schulz calls for electric car quotas in Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming election is calling for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Merkel rejects electric car quota pushed by German election rival

DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected a proposal made by her Social Democrat rivals to introduce quotas for electric cars in Europe, arguing the ...

Sat 12 Aug 17 from Reuters Technology

Will Merkel Really Ban ICE Cars In Germany?

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Looks To Electrification As Future Of German Auto Industry

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is cranking up the pressure on the German auto industry as it seeks to reorganize coming out of the diesel emissions scandals that shook its foundations. The ...

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