“The race to e-mobility”
As German carmakers are increasingly under pressure to shift from their flagship diesel engines to electro mobility, China has pulled well ahead of Europe and the United States, Dave Keating writes for Deutsche Welle. China rapidly introduced charging infrastructure and a policy initiative to set a quota requiring 10 percent of all new vehicles sold to be electric from 2018 onward, he writes. German carmakers have to react quickly to the move towards e-cars or risk losing important export markets, according to Greenpeace transport expert Benjamin Stephan, quoted in the article.
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Get background on the diesel scandal in the Clean Energy Wire overview and timeline and material on the carmakers fight for the top-spot in e-mobility in the dossier.