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Germany proposes ban on internal combustion engine powered cars by 2030


The Federal Council of Germany, Bundesrat has proposed a ban on all new internal combustion engine powered vehicles by 2030. Only zero-emission vehicles, with pure-electric or hydrogen-fuel cells will be allowed to go on sale in the country thereafter. The Bundesrat is a legislative body representing the sixteen states of Germany.

The new rule is seen as a way of increasing the rate of adoption of zero-emission vehicles and fighting the menace of worsening climate conditions. The Bundesrat, in fact, is urging the European Union to...

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First Published On : Oct 10, 2016 16:52 IST

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