The European Union’s plan to ban the sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2035 may be under attack from car manufacturers.
Porsche is calling for an exemption to the ban for vehicles that utilize synthetic fuels to operate. Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume stated that it “would be a useful addition to the transition towards sales of battery-driven cars”, adding that “I know no other way to decarbonize [existing] combustion engine cars.”
In addition to giving an extension to the ban, Porsche is calling for tax benefits and political support in order to make synthetic fuels cheaper.
Source: Financial Times