High subsidies for plug-in hybrids will soon only be available for vehicles that can drive at least 60 km in pure electric mode. This could mean an end to the hype surrounding these vehicles in Germany.
The vehicles emit up to 12 times more CO2 than the manufacturers claim. Some experts suspect cut-off devices which deliberately make the measured values appear low.
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned sooner than planned. The country is thus putting pressure on the automotive industry, including on the European continent.
Deutsche Umwelthilfe laments the real emissions of new trucks on the roads and demands a rethink.
The state government in Lower Saxony is preaching traffic turnaround and climate protection - and continues to rely on heavy diesel limousines.
About 25 percent of the state subsidies for electric cars will be rejected, as the federal government announces on request of the FDP Bundestag faction.
E-fuels could revolutionize commercial diesel and gasoline engines. However, experts warn against turning away from battery-powered engines too quickly.
The EU Commission wants to introduce the Euro 7 as standard by 2021.
Sweden is the first European country to ban all combustion engines.
In southern Hesse, a transport project has been running for over a year now, which is unparalleled.