Hans Dieter Pötsch takes top slot at Volkswagen - Namibia plans to hook up to world markets - Border controls cause ripple effect
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
The VW plant Autoeuropa, one of the main employers in the Portuguese town of Palmela, is set to expand thanks to government investment. But the recent VW emissions scandal in Germany makes for an uncertain future.
US carmaker Tesla plans to build a Gigafactory in Europe. Portugal wants to host it. There are many arguments in its favor: big lithium deposits and good infrastructure on the ground, says Jochen Faget.
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