News Digest Item
11 Oct 2017

“Germany needs battery cell production to remain a premium carmaker”

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy

Germany and Europe have to ramp up investment in battery cell production in order to prepare their automotive industries for a looming rapid expansion of electric vehicles, Germany’s state secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy (BMWi), Matthias Machnig, says in a press release. On the occasion of the EU’s high level meeting on battery development and production in Europe, held in Brussels on 11 October,  Machnig urged Germany’s European partners to seek “sovereignty in key technologies”. “If Germany wants to remain a premium carmaker, we need our own battery cell production”, he insisted.

Read the press release in German here.

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