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11 May 2018

Future mobility “Made in Germany” can become export hit – Transport minister


Germany will need to reduce transport emissions without prescribing particular technologies, according to transport minister Andreas Scheuer. “In some instances, it will be an electric car, and in other cases a hydrogen engine or synthetic fuels,” Scheuer told business daily Handelsblatt. Scheuer added these issues will be debated in the future mobility platform he will coordinate. “Who else but we Germans should develop tomorrow’s mobility? Mobility ‘made in Germany’ can become an export success,” Scheuer said, echoing earlier comments that Germany’s clean air programmes can become “export hits.” Following similar comments from Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week, Scheuer also said it was important Europe produces modern batteries. “I hope that we will soon see more engagement for new battery technologies.”

Read the interview in German (behind paywall) here.

For background, read the CLEW article Germany’s car-loving transport minister faces clean mobility challenge.

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