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    • Germany is trying to kill off the internal combustion engine by 2030

      It seems fitting that the Germans should kill off the internal combustion engine considering that it was German Nikolaus Otto that created the foundation for what would become the modern four-stroke engine. You likely know that is where the term Otto Cycle comes from.


      You can always count on the Germans to spoil a party. Just ask any of their neighbors in Europe. Well, the next thing the Germans intend to ruin is the internal combustion motor. Their timetable to do it is by 2030 which is what a resolution in their legislative body calls for.

      Why? Diesel demand is considerably down partially because the Germans screwed that all up on their own. Suddenly when people aren't buying diesels they care about the impact of diesel engines on the environment? Figure that out.

      Increased taxes on gasoline motors play a role as well as someone has to pay for all those Syrian refugees. Combine this with rising gas prices and, well, you can see why alternatives are being explored.

      This resolution likely won't pass but it is just the first of many. Either way, the Germans are going to help kill the internal combustion engine. BMW is helping lead that charge. 'i' don't like that.

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      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        To be fair, that's just a half-baked idea some politicians (of the "second chamber" which represents the Bundeslšnder = the regions in Germany) have pulled out of their ass as a reaction on the European Commission's paper on emission reduction. It's not (by far) an official position of the German government. And I believe it will never be - but then you have some other politicians - just as idiotic - who want to ban all Diesel cars from cities as this allegedly will cure said cities from pollution (which is largely caused by industrial emissions but it's easier to ignore reality).

        But I agree even the idea is ludicrous and shows how far removed this idiots are from real life. Just as the idea to shut off all nuclear energy and drop the costs of switching to regenerative energy on the taxpayer.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        To be fair, that's just a half-baked idea some politicians (of the "second chamber" which represents the Bundeslšnder = the regions in Germany) have pulled out of their ass as a reaction on the European Commission's paper on emission reduction.
        Absolutely. They'll keep trying though...