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Danish PM wants deadline for phasing out petrol and diesel cars

Following the Danish government's internal negotiations on an upcoming climate initiative, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen says he wants to set a deadline for phasing out cars running on fossil fuels, reports Berlingske Business.

Statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) | Photo: Henning Bagger/ Henning Bagger

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen hopes to set a deadline for Denmark no longer being dependent on petrol and diesel cars. The government is currently engaged in internal negotiations for a climate bill, which is expected to be presented to Parliament in the autumn, reports Danish daily Berlingske Business.

"I have a clear ambition that we set a deadline, but we also need to find a balance so it won't be in vain. We need to look at technology development and it is clear that the technology will become cheaper with the years," says Løkke Rasmussen in an interview with Berlingske.

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