And here you thought the Germans shutting down their nuclear power plants after an accident in Japan was hardcore enough (and it was). Now they’re going to outlaw internal combustion engines (albeit not until the year 2030).
Amazing Scheiße, I find. It does make me wonder what they’re going to be outlawing next, however. I would have bet on the wheel but it’ll be pretty much taken care of as soon as the internal combustion engines go so I’m now going to put my money on fire itself. Do you have any idea how much CO2 cooking your food releases into the atmosphere? Me neither, but you can be sure that it’s way too much. At least in Germany.
Being a subscriber to Mad Magazine, when I first saw the title of this article at Gizmodo recently, I assumed I’d mixed up my bookmarks and gone to the wrong site. “German Lawmakers Vote to Ban the Internal Combustion Engine.” Oh, come on, man. That can’t be right, can it? The home of some of the higher performance engines in the history of fine cars can’t seriously be talking about this, can they? Well color me embarrassed because, with a few caveats, it turned out to be true.
I’ll give you 8 reasons why this is not going to happen: Mercedes, Smart, BMW, Minne, VW, Audi, Ford, and Opel. This would be like shutting down the city of Detroit. Opps, sorry, that happened…but for different reasons.
Absolutely, Murph. Germany? The combustion engine motor of Europe? The cradle of dieselgate culture? The same country that still is in denial about the coming electric automobile wave (see Tesla)? That’s why I thought that guy’s reference to Mad Magazine was so appropriate.