Sales of electric cars in Germany have been disappointing. The government is discussing providing subsidies to stimulate sales. But better batteries and shorter charging times may be the solution.
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.
"A computer on wheels" - the hype surrounding the launch of electric automaker Tesla's long-awaited sedan is more like that for a new iPhone. The CEO believes the Model 3 will be the first mass-market electric vehicle.
Full speed ahead for electric cars - it seems there has never been a better time to finally do away with combustion-engine technology. But DW's Henrik Böhme feels the solution lies elsewhere.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
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