News Digest Item
17 May 2017

“SPD criticises cancellation of million-by-2020 target”


Chancellor Angela Merkel has angered her coalition partner SPD (Social Democratic Party) with her statement that Germany will probably miss its target of bringing one million electric cars on to the roads by 2020, writes news agency dpa. Economy minister Brigitte Zypries and environment minister Barbara Hendricks told dpa that e-mobility was “of outstanding importance” for the country’s industry and environment. They said the government should not give up targets, but rather ensure that Germany becomes a leading market.

Read the article in German here.

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

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