News Digest Item
22 May 2018

Germany might miss out on battery production because it clings to combustion engine – opinion

Financial Times

The locations for battery cell production will shape the geography of the auto sector for decades to come, because the choice will determine in large part where the cars of the future will be built, writes Nick Butler in an opinion piece in the Financial Times. Its research base with a deep understanding of the technology would qualify Germany, but the country “may not yet be ready to accept that the technology of the internal combustion engine, which goes back to Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, is being superseded,” writes Butler.

Read the commentary in English here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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