German carmakers’ survival threatened by mobility transformation
The traditional car industry is being hit by the adoption of electric vehicles, big data, tighter emissions limits and diesel bans, and German carmakers are faring the worst in many cases, writes Patrick McGee in Financial Times. It might not yet be clear who will build “an electric, self-driving “living room on wheels”, securely connected to the web and more often shared among users rather than bought”, but “the market is certain” it will not be Germany’s BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, writes McGee.
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For background, read the CLEW dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.