Regulation on carbon fleet limits for trucks and buses criticised

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The current hiccup over the vote to set stricter carbon fleet limits for trucks and buses once again confirms the lack of coordination of a comprehensive strategy - not only at national but also at European level.
With this statement, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) criticised the inappropriate discussion in the Federal Chancellery on the regulation of carbon fleet limits for trucks and buses.
UFOP welcomed Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing's adherence to a decarbonisation strategy that is open to all technologies.
UFOP noted that the vehicle industry itself has regrettably given up the fight for the combustion engine, which can be operated fossil-free with renewable fuels.
As the governing party, the FDP is stepping on the brakes late, but still in time.
UFOP believes that the causes of the current voting disaster in Brussels and Berlin are primarily to be found in the EU Parliament, where the mantra of e-mobility was discussed without taking into account the huge system costs for creating the infrastructure.
Electricity prices are already too high and are likely to remain too high, especially if electricity has to be charged at public charging points.
At the same time, the ramp-up of capacity expansion for renewable electricity is lagging far behind the targets.
UFOP also found it incomprehensible the fact that the entire energy requirement for the electrification of road transport and for heat supply via heat pumps cannot be met from German and European production of renewable electricity is being overlooked.
The laws of physics are also sitting at the table in the Chancellery as a silent negotiating partner.

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