The start of the Detroit Auto Show once again shows that German carmakers lag behind on e-mobility, as they are mainly presenting conventional cars, write Thomas Fromm and Max Hägler in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “They’re still not here, the fascinating e-cars of the future.” German carmakers spent ages debating whether good e-cars had to come first, or the charging infrastructure. The success of US-rival Tesla pushed BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche and Audi into a cooperation to build their own Europe-wide charging infrastructure. “It won’t be a sudden revolution, despite all the present talk about it,” car industry expert Gabriel Seiberth from consultancy Accenture told the authors.
Read the article in German here.