VW breaks with German auto industry over efuels

The renewable energy debate is heating up in Germany, with Volkswagen and the German automotive lobby clashing publicly about the government’s proposed plan to implement the EU renewable energy directive. Europe’s biggest car manufacturer broke with the industry by calling the use of hydrogen in cars and trucks “nonsensical”. Meanwhile, the proposed plan also states that public support for palm oil-based biofuels would be phased out by 2026 – a move echoed in three other EU countries this month.

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The renewable energy debate is heating up in Germany, with Volkswagen and the German automotive lobby clashing publicly about the government’s proposed plan to implement the EU renewable energy directive. Europe’s biggest car manufacturer broke with the industry by calling the use of hydrogen in cars and trucks “nonsensical”. Meanwhile, the proposed plan also states that public support for palm oil-based biofuels would be phased out by 2026 – a move echoed in three other EU countries this month.

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