Electric cars are pricy, keeping sales low. Germany is currently home to just 20,000 electric vehicles – far fewer than the government would like. An idea from Switzerland could change the situation.
Germany's environment ministry wants to halve CO2 emissions levels for new vehicles by 2030 - more than the EU's goal. The auto sector is already alarmed by a new EU exhaust test due in September.
The Swedish carmaker says it is ready to phase out the internal combustion engine and produce greener vehicles. The firm will manufacture only fully electric and hybrid models within two years.
How will we get from point A to point B in future cites? German researchers in Aachen are conceptualizing the future of autonomous, electric mobility.
Diesel cars have taken a reputational beating in the wake of the VW emissions scandal. Automotive emissions expert Peter Mock says a specific type of hybrid electric vehicle could replace diesel engined vehicles.
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