German industry concerned EU Commission wants to ban ICE engines by 2025

March 2, 2021 |

In Germany, the VDMA representing Germany’s mechanical industries says the EU Commission is pushing the Euro 7 emissions standard to help achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, which is supported by the mechanical and plant engineering sector. But now tighter regulations are already being considered for 2025, which experts believe would be ecologically and economically misguided, as they would imply the abrupt end of the combustion engine. 

“We are aware that many a politician sees an immediate end to the internal combustion engine as an advantage for the climate – but the opposite is the case,” warns VDMA President Karl Haeusgen in view of the upcoming deliberations of the EU Commission on Euro 7. “Especially in this decade, the use of efficient internal combustion engines is still important, even more so since they can be operated in a climate-neutral manner with eFuels in sight and make the mass of existing vehicles more climate-friendly.”

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