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MAR 28th 2023

EU reverses 2035 combustion car ban

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for internal combustion engines beyond 2035, beyond low-volume and beyond hybridity, after a deal between Germany and European legislators has passed that allows the exemption of e-fuels from the ban of internal combustion engined cars coming into force in 2035. E-fuels do not technically add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere when used in combustion engines, given they’re largely made of carbon removed from the atmosphere, making engines that burn them carbon neutral. This, as opposed to fossil fuels, which in fuel-burning powertrains – that’s ICE cars, trucks, shipping, aviation and beyond – release the carbon as a gas, previously locked in liquid form underground.