The EU is working to reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible, and a decision passed by the European Parliament in early June bans the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines from 2035. The decision applies to new vehicles, and not all countries agree with it. Germany was the first country to refuse to implement it.
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said the ban on cars with internal combustion engines was bad and would not be implemented by the German government. The decision was made without consulting the member states.
The European Union plans to reduce CO2 emissions by half by the end of the decade, and by 2035 completely. This should not have a big impact on car manufacturers as most of them plan to fully electrify their models by the end of the decade. However, there are also those who have decided to continue producing vehicles with ICE, such as Porsche.
Many Porsche models are already in the process of partial or full electrification, but it seems that the legendary 911 could be saved from that. A Porsche 911 without a petrol engine would not be the same, and the company seems to be aware of that as well. According to recent reports, Porsche is investing an additional $ 75 million in increasing synthetic fuel production. The company believes that synthetic fuels will sustain internal combustion engines for years to come, at least when it comes to special cars.
Whether other countries will follow the decision of the German government remains to be seen.