Different interpretations of the combustion engine phase-out

The EU’s “no” to phasing out internal combustion engines was the right thing to do, FDP leader and German Finance Minister Christian Lindner tweeted on Wednesday morning. CO2-free fuels in passenger cars remain possible even after the agreement of the EU environment ministers, in his view. Many see it differently. They see the agreement at the Environment Council as a clear vote against the internal combustion engine. Among them are Steffi Lemke (Greens), the environment minister responsible for the legislative proposal, and Green Deal Commissioner Frans Timmermans.

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