German transport minister backs electric cars in e-fuel debate

Euractiv | Jan 14, 2022 at 12:50 PM
  • The debate over how best to decarbonise road transport has long pitched synthetic e-fuels against full electrification.
  • As part of the EU’s Fit for 55 climate laws package, the European Commission proposed a ban on the sale of cars that emit carbon by 2035 – a move that would effectively end the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles in the EU.
  • At a time when car part suppliers like Germany’s Bosch are anxious in the face of the upcoming switch to electric vehicle production, going so far as to lobby against proposed EU climate policies, Wissing’s liberal FDP party had long been considered their ally.