Deutsche Post DHL Group set itself the goal some time ago of phasing out its vehicles with internal combustion engines and building up an electric fleet instead. And yet electric vans are now being phased out again.
The USA wants to drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. One step in this direction is the new regulations on petrol consumption of cars. From 2026 onwards, car manufacturers must set up their vehicle fleets in such a way that the vehicles can cover an average of almost 90 kilometres on just under four litres of petrol. But now this target is on the brink of collapse.
E-cars and car parks have a difficult relationship. A Tesla driver proved this again in a shopping centre in London. In the middle of the driveway of a four-storey car park, his car got stuck halfway up. But what is quickly fixed in an internal combustion car has a completely different dynamic in an electric model.
More and more islands are converting to electric: in June, VW declared that it would completely electrify the Greek island of Astypalea. Now Citroën is following suit and taking on the island of Chalki.
Japan has complete faith in its innovative strength. And sees all-electric cars as a threat to its economy. In order not to rely exclusively on electric batteries in engines, the five largest vehicle manufacturers in Nippon have joined forces to develop an alternative to the zero-emission battery.
The Flemish Minister for Transport and Mobility has presented an ambitious plan: From 2027, all new vehicle registrations are to be electric only. She assumes that the purchase price for electric cars will be the same as for petrol or diesel cars from 2025/26. Experts have doubts and fear difficulties for the used car market.