Recently, members of the European Parliament have voted against the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles starting 2035. Negotiations with the various nations of the European Union have already started, and one country is not very happy with the planned shift to a fully electrified future.
In this Reuters report, Germany says nein to the proposed ban on combustion engines. According to finance minister Christian Lindner, the national government does not agree to the terms of this legislation. He says that such engines will still have “niches” to fill in the future, so a region-wide ban is not a wise thing to do.
However, the official does claim that Germany will still be a leading market for EVs. After all, the country is the largest car market in the EU. Additionally, following the aftermath of its Dieselgate emissions scandal, industry giant Volkswagen has committed to the development of a wide range of battery-powered vehicles.