Diesel engines aren't selling like they used to. The backlash from the diesel manipulation scandal has customers looking elsewhere. Still, customers are reluctant to buy electric vehicles.
A fresh study by a German automotive research center has shown that Norway and China remain at the forefront of nations facilitating e-car market penetration. Germany is catching up only slowly.
Vehicles powered by combustion engines will not disappear from German streets as quickly as policymakers hope, a study by oil major ExxonMobil has shown. A rise in inner-city freight transport will slow their exit.
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said he doesn't understand why domestic carmakers have been so slow to invest in the development and production of electric cars. He called it a big strategic mistake.
Berlin is notorious for dirty air in Germany. The local government wants to introduce speed limits on major roads to tackle the problem, while environmental groups continue to call for a diesel ban across Germany.
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