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The Czech Republic, against the end of the combustion car

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ACD avatar ACD September 15, 2021

The Czech Republic has expressed its refusal to ban combustion cars through its Prime Minister, Andrej Babis.

All countries in the European Union are agree to reduce polluting emissions from cars, prohibit the sale of combustion cars and bet on electrification. Everybody? Well, the Czech Republic does not seem to support this decision and has just made its position clear, promising war within the EU.

This has been expressed by the Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babis, who has stated that he will defend the country’s automobile industry and challenge the European Union’s proposal to ban the manufacture of gasoline and diesel cars by 2035.

Czechia, in favor of maintaining combustion cars

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis

2 photos Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis

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“We will not agree with the ban on selling cars powered by fossil fuels,” he declared. “It’s not possible. We cannot dictate here what the green fanatics devised in the European Parliament«.

The country, one of the world’s leading car producers per capita, will make this issue a priority when he assumes the rotating presidency of the European Union, something that will happen in the second half of 2022, confirmed Babis.

The automotive industry represents almost a third of the Czech economy. The nation is home to the Skoda brand of the Volkswagen Group, which has two car factories in the country. Toyota and Hyundai also make cars within Czech borders.

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Babis’ inflammatory statements, contrary to what is advocated by the EU and its member states, are justified by the fact of the great importance of the automobile industry in the country since the Czech Republic enters the electoral periodas he elects a new president (and Babis is up for re-election) next month.

Babis, however, has indicated that his Government, to repeat legislature, support the creation of an infrastructure for electric vehicles, but it will not subsidize their actual production.

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