With the future of diesel uncertain, efforts to find alternatives are underway. Some scientists are pointing to the potential of environmentally friendly methanol.
Paris is set to ban all petrol and diesel-fueled cars by 2030. An official told French radio it was part of a long-term strategy to reduce greenhouse gases.
Europe is seen as a global leader on climate action. Yet it continues to bolster the fossil fuel industry with billions of euros worth of subsidies, according to a new report.
China is gearing up to ban the sale of combustion-engine vehicles in a move that would have a huge impact on the global auto industry. Government officials added, though, there was no date yet for such a measure.
Some German industry officials have lately been touting 'e-fuels,' synthetic liquid fuels that can be burned in diesel engines, as an alternative to an all-electric automotive future. Is this workable - or mere PR?
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