German car industry must reinvent itself and will need state assistance to stay afloat - opinion
The inspiration for the new world of private mobility based on electric cars today comes from the US and China, as Germany, the current carmaker champion, is busy “fighting a messy rearguard action to save the combustion engine,” Tobias Engelmeier writes on CleanTechnica. Germany’s mighty carmakers need assistance from the government in ensuring a stable charging network across the country, but the companies and their suppliers also have to reinvent themselves if they want to avoid “becoming mere assembly providers for Chinese or US technology leaders,” Engelmeier says.
Read the article in English here.
See the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers for more information.