EU plans total combustion engine – but that appears illusory

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EU is planning total combustionists – but almost everyone is still driving with petrol or diesel

EU plans total combustion engine - but that appears illusory-engine
Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency Via Getty Images EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the press conference on the occasion of the EU climate goals

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen would like to "Fit for 55"-Climate package completely electrify traffic in the EU. This does not only mean a global special position in Europe. It appears illusory when you look at the individual EU countries.

The approval of new petrol and diesel vehicles will probably be banned in the EU from 2035. This is part of the EU’s climate plan presented on Wednesday. "In the past few weeks, a dozen manufacturer in the EU has announced that between 2028 and 2035 to switch to emission -free production. We will still specify a time frame until all cars have to be emission -free", said Commission President Ursula von der Leyen der "Suddeutsche Zeitung". The EU now has to see how it wants to put this plan into practice. After presenting the proposals this Wednesday, the actual negotiations begin.

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It is also unclear whether in the end "just" that with fossil or. Conventional fuels (petrol, diesel, natural gas, LPG, bioethanol) driven cars and trucks or the end of the internal combustion engine as a whole. "How they change their production is up to the manufacturers themselves. They know best how to develop new cars or new fuels", So from the Leyen in an interview. This would then mean that in addition to battery-electric cars, hydrogen vehicles and cars with synthetic, climate-neutral fuels would also be allowed.

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Dispute of alternative fuels

According to information from "Efuel alliance", A representation of interests for synthetic fuels is not intended in the EU plans. "The CO2 regulation only gives manufacturers the choice between electrical or hydrogen cars. Combined with efuels are actually excluded in terms of regulatory because they are treated like fossil combustion. We therefore urgently appeal to establish new CO2 standards for new cars-with the involvement of renewable fuels in the CO2 standards", So Ralf Diemer, Managing Director of Efuel Alliance.

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So far, the car manufacturers, regardless of the actual emissions of their vehicles, can count all electric cars in their fleets with 0 grams of CO2. In contrast, climate-neutral e-fuel, unlike the charging current for electromobility, are still not offset against the fleet targets. When they cross these goals there are high fines. The result: In the EU, the manufacturers, as VW boss Herbert Diess also demands, will only rely on pure electric cars. The plan of the German Commission President is therefore almost tailor -made in the largest semi -governmental automotive group in Germany.

How good are other EU countries on "Elektro only" prepared?

What in the end really decided in the form of guidelines that all Member States have to implement. Germany is still rather well prepared for the planning of the plan in the EU comparison, If it is actually on one "Elektro only"-Strategy of the EU goes out. The proportion of e-cars is already in the new registrations in almost a quarter. However, including the plug-in hybrid cars that car manufacturers like Audi are no longer available.So the pure electric component must continue to grow. And: Nobody can currently say how many electric cars may only be purchased because of the numerous funding measures and tax gifts.

The biggest problem of Leyen’s electric strategy is the eastern and southern EU countries. The Federal Association of Medium -sized mineral oil companies E.V. even warns of splitting Europe through electromobility: "Not only that there are hardly any purely battery-electrically operated vehicles in southern and Eastern Europe, there is almost no charging infrastructure", So the association. Of course, he fears for his fuel business.

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But a look at the data available for 2020 actually shows that e-mobility still does not matter in many EU countries. There are around 249 million cars in the 27 EU member states, but only around 0.5 percent of which drive with a pure battery drive. 99.5 percent, on the other hand, still have a petrol or diesel engine on board, either – in the greatest part – as the sole source of drive or in the form of a hybrid drive. Incidentally.

EU countries with the highest electrical share (1)

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Eafo, World Bank, Statista Country Outlook EU countries that have a higher proportion of pure electric cars than the EU average (0.5%). The graphics show the proportion of e-cars (absolutely / in percent, as of 2020), the number of charging stations and the available average income (as of 2019)

EU countries with the highest electrical share (2)

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Eafo, World Bank, Statista Country Outlook EU countries that have a higher proportion of pure electric cars than the EU average (0.5%). The graphics show the proportion of e-cars (absolutely / in percent, as of 2020), the number of charging stations and the available average income (as of 2019)

EU countries with the lowest electrical share (1)

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Eafo, World Bank, Statista Country Outlook EU countries that have a lower proportion of pure electric cars than the EU average (0.5%). The graphics show the proportion of e-cars (absolutely / in percent, as of 2020), the number of charging stations and the available average income (as of 2019)

EU countries with the lowest electrical share (2)

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Eafo, World Bank, Statista Country Outlook EU countries that have a lower proportion of pure electric cars than the EU average (0.5%). The graphics show the proportion of e-cars (absolutely / in percent, as of 2020), the number of charging stations and the available average income (as of 2019)

Even with the "Electrical nations" Germany, France, Sweden or the Netherlands is still manageable in the existing fleet. But at least it interprets Strong growth rate in the e-cars it is that – from the point of view of the Brussels planning commission – it goes in the right direction there.

Southern and Eastern Europe: Almost 100% catching up to do

It looks completely different in the countries of southern Europe, in which the proportion of pure battery cars is still close to zero. Regardless of whether the population wants to drive electric cars in these countries at all, the Commission will have to explain to how they are the historically unique "Turnover" wants to put it into practice. The negotiations will be led primarily between the Member States in the EU Council and the European Parliament. How long the talks take is unclear.

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12 thoughts on “EU plans total combustion engine – but that appears illusory”

  1. Sorry, EU plans and..
    Then with UVDL. Pure tax money incineration and unfortunately you can only laugh at it … About these brainless actions.

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  2. Brussels plans ?
    The result is practically secured: this will be nothing! VDL is also a guarantee for failure. Apart from the actual topic, which is far from realism anyway, Brussels guarantees through her "Goals" that this cannot and will not work….

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  3. incompetence
    In more and more areas, the incompetence of the left-green politics, which is screaming for the sky. As numerous independent examinations have shown, as much CO2 is not only freely set in the production of an electric car, as with a combustion engineer in the course of its half life cycle. In addition, CO2 is released in the production of the electricity. The bottom line is that the electric car is the worst choice for the environment.

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  4. Your comment is incompetent
    … because in fact wrong. Today you expect approx. 80 kg CO2 per kWh in battery production. Make 4 T for an electric car with 50 kWh battery. A petrol engine that consumes 7.8 l/100 km (German average) produces the 4 t CO2 to 22.000 km. CO2 in the production of green electricity: 2.7 g CO2 per kWh made of hydropower. 4.4 g CO2 per kWh made of wind energy at sea.

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  5. The dream lock of the…
    A mobility collapses at the moment when the funding, subsidies and tax breaks are eliminated or. shorten. Only then will the true price become visible…have lots of fun with it!

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  6. The Chinese are happy
    The Chinese will be happy if the Europeans are no longer building the Germans. Then you can flood the rest of the world undisturbed with your cheap cars and nobody asks them in the third countries after CO emissions.

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  7. Unrealistic,
    I would call our current politicians. Everything is ignored that somehow does not fit together with the prevailing ideology. And this eternal chatter over Norway is just stupid and without facts. You also have to look at the country, the population structure and the subsidies, then you can quickly explore why 50 % of new registrations are electric vehicles in Norway. I really have nothing against environmental protection and also see an urgent need for action, but why does it always have to be so unprofessional and patronizing? Especially the statements I. Z. m. The flood disaster and climate change are so unrealistic that it is indescribable. People prefer not to invest the pace in climate neutrality, great, great

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  8. Mrs. von der Leyen
    Blind actionism – you EU bureaucrats have nothing of it and a lot about it. Otherwise you would only have taken the computing pin once and calculated, which means 20 % of the vehicle stock as a battery-operated e-mobility and the switch to heat pumps, also assumed 20 % of all households for energy supply. How do you want to make the power plant capacity in order to create security of supply without Black Outs within 20 or 30 years? Apart from the building permits and the bureaucracy, who should be able to invest and pay for this? The battery-operated e-mobility is at best a bridge technology. The planned structure of the pension butcher will be a gigantic misinestment that has to do the following generations.

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  9. In the
    Position or. the income of FR. V.D.Leyen is of course not a problem to have an electric vehicle with its own charging station at every desired location, since the range of an electric vehicle is not exactly lush, with Otto normal consumers it becomes a bit more difficult.

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  10. Climate goals
    I already know how to proceed with these utopian EU plans. Many EU countries become "no" say or for a lot of money "Yes" say, but don’t do anything. It remains, however, with the so -called "Coalition of the willing", Say Germany and maybe a few more world rescuers…

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  11. Oh well,
    Maybe the EU is also a utopia. So far, the least has successfully implemented the EU. Unlike and realize goals cannot be sold as a success in the long run.

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  12. which
    Charging column works especially in the flood areas ? Driving to the next tank will probably no longer work, or 20 liters in the canister for emergency. But well, we will come back to horse -drawn carriages, but this time with GPS. To put electrical in the expected weather caps – that already has something…

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