Germany’s position on a negotiated agreement to end CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 2035

German Transport Minister Volker Wissing said his country would not formally back a negotiated agreement to end CO2 emissions from new cars and vans by 2035 unless a proposal on the use of e-fuels is put forward by the European Commission.

After the Italian government, statements by the German transport minister call into doubt the trilogue agreement on CO2 limits for cars and vans, which was adopted in the European Parliament some weeks ago.

Germany could only back the agreement “if the Commission makes a proposal” on how vehicles with internal combustion engines running only on synthetic fuels can be registered even after 2035, Wissing (FDP/Renew Europe) told journalists on Tuesday (28 February).

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