The 67th International Motor Show IAA is being held in Frankfurt under the slogan 'Future Now'. This year the spotlight's on networked and autonomous driving, electric cars and new mobility concepts for the future.
Before the Frankfurt Motor Show opened, car company bosses were read the riot act by the chancellor. Now the show is open to the public, but it is still much too early to speak of a turning point, says Henrik Böhme.
Today, half the world's electric cars are on Chinese roads: the country is set on becoming the world's technology and market leader. Germany, as a leading research location, could profit greatly from that ambition.
German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will boost investments in the development of electric cars in the next five years. The company has set out to become a global leader in e-mobility and new-energy vehicles.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country's carmakers need to win back consumers' faith following the diesel scandal that has rocked the industry. She made her remarks at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt.
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