News Digest Item
01 Nov 2016

Germany criticises Chinese plans for e-car quota

Tags: 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Top representatives of the German government have criticised Chinese plans to impose a mandatory quota for e-cars by 2018, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Beijing erected market barriers that discriminate against German and other European carmakers, writes FAZ. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said Germany needed protection from unfair competition conditions. According to FAZ, China aims to obtain 70 percent of its e-cars from domestic producers in 2020.

For background on German manufacturers' struggle to shift to decarbonised mobility, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.


All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)”. They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.