German Transport Minister: ICE Ban By 2030 “Utter Nonsense”

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Calls for an end of the internal combustion engine by 2030 in Germany are “utter nonsense,” the country’s Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said yesterday to Germany’s wire service DPA. “A complete end of the internal combustion engine from 2030 on would be totally unrealistic,” the minister continued. Plans to end the sale of all Verbrennungsmotoren would have to be made and approved by his office, and it doesn’t sound like they are. The ICE ban remains a dream of the more rabid among the proponents of all-electric transportation.

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