Actually, ÖVP Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer had announced that he wanted to oppose the massively controversial end of combustion engines from 2035. But when a corresponding FPÖ motion was voted on yesterday, Wednesday, this announcement turned out to be an obvious ruse: the ÖVP deputies in the Bundesrat are very much in favor of “this attack on the automotive industry, hundreds of thousands of jobs and the individual mobility of citizens”, denounces FPÖ Federal Councilor Johannes Hübner.
Read the FPÖ press release below:
Verbrenner-Aus: ÖVP agrees in the Bundesrat contrary to the statement by Chancellor Nehammer
Just a few days after the Chancellor’s speech, the ÖVP rejected an FPÖ motion against the end of the combustion engine in the EU committee of the Bundesrat.
In the EU Committee of the Bundesrat, the FPÖ tabled a motion today, Wednesday, against the end of combustion engines planned at EU level from 2035. This was rejected by the ÖVP, Greens and SPÖ. “Not even a week has passed since ÖVP Federal Chancellor Karl Nehammer boasted in his visionless speech that he wanted to oppose a ban on the combustion engine, possibly even at an EU summit. Today his members of the Bundesrat showed how seriously he and the ÖVP should be taken – not at all! They are acting completely hypocritically and in reality they are simply supporting this attack on our automotive industry, hundreds of thousands of jobs and the individual mobility of citizens,” said FPÖ Federal Councilor Johannes Hübner sharply.
One-dimensional EU planned economy with e-mobility
The “planned economy obviously desired by the EU Commission” has “far-reaching, negative consequences for millions of Europeans”: “Electric vehicles that are used one-dimensionally are expensive and therefore unaffordable for most people, especially in times of skyrocketing energy prices. In addition, the proponents still have no answers, for example where the electricity comes from or how the necessary charging infrastructure should be created. The bottom line is that the picture drawn of the electric car as an emission-free vehicle is an absolute illusion, because the electricity required for the drive is emission-laden and is probably also obtained from nuclear energy,” says Hübner.
Environmental policy needs common sense, not climate hysteria
The EU Commission is obviously pushing for a social model in which only a few could afford a vehicle. “It is important for us freedom fighters to clearly prevent that. Because what is needed is a policy of common sense, without climate panic-mongering and additional burdens or restrictions for the population! “, explained the liberal Federal Councilor.
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