29 Apr '16, 4pm

Volkswagen and Shell Argue for Biofuels Over Electric

Volkswagen and Shell Argue for Biofuels Over Electric

Biofuels are better than electrified vehicles for hitting carbon reduction targets, according to a study commissioned by automakers and oil companies. “Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap 2030 and Beyond” is a new 138-page study that’s biased toward biofuels as the European Union creates new fuel efficiency and emissions targets for 2025 to 2030. The EU has been tipping toward plug-in electrified vehicle technologies on these new standards emanating from the Paris climate summit last year, and the coalition that funded the study would like to see biofuels win out. Roland Berger, a consulting firm based in Munich, Germany, was commissioned by the EU Auto Fuel Coalition, to conduct the study. The coalition is comprised of BMW, Daimler, Honda, NEOT/St1 (North European Oil Trade), Neste (an oil refining and biofuels company), OMV (an oil and gas company), Shell, Toyota, and ...

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