News Digest Item
03 Apr 2017

“Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads”


Stuttgart, the city where the automobile was born, has the dirtiest air in Germany and is threatened by a global drive to electric vehicles, reports John Vidal in the Observer. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Bosch and many other major auto suppliers are based in the city, “but all the social, technological and political trends point to a rapid demise of the polluting internal combustion engine, the coming of electric cars and the end to German car dominance”, writes Vidal.

Read the article in English here.

Find background in the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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