Germany wants to put an end to combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany isn’t satisfied with counting on financial incentives to drive in an age of pollution-free cars. Now, the country wants to ban the combustion engine, which was first introduced by the Germans themselves. The Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution to ban the new internal combustion engine cars beginning in 2030.


As the Spiegel Magazine reported, Germany’s top legislative body successfully reached a bi-partisan agreement contract, which plans to allow only zero-emission transport on EU roads by 2030. That resolution must be approved by EU to be instituted across Europe. However, as German regulations traditionally have shaped EU, there’s a chance that might happen.

The council also wants EU to “review the current practices of taxation and dues with regard to a stimulation of emission-free mobility.” Tougher tax burden could hasten the demise of standard diesel cars in EU and encourage the automakers to push electric vehicles into production sooner.

As Forbes reports, the registration of diesel that still mainstays of the car market in Europe recently dropped sharply in many EU countries. Presumably, the scandal ofVolkswagen’s emission cheating could have a delayed effect on diesel sales. Combining that with larger zero-emission incentives and proposed ban on combustion engine could drive the Europeans to go with zero-emission next time they want to purchase a car.

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