News Digest Item
19 Oct 2018

Car industry not as important as it claims, but better positioned on e-mobility than many think – analysis

Die Zeit

The car industry lobby often claims that it provides one in seven jobs in Germany, but the true number is one in 25, write Matthias Breitinger and Tina Groll in an analysis for weekly magazine Die Zeit. But the carmakers are better positioned in e-mobility than many believe. Every second electric car sold in Western Europe is made by a German carmaker, and one in three e-mobility patents is German, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

Find plenty of background in the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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