Not only here in Germany, the demand for SUVs and big thirsty cars remains strong. But a shift towards e-mobility and public transport is needed to help save the planet in the face of the climate crisis. Is the auto industry adapting fast enough?
The car industry is going through profound change. Volkswagen appears to understand the scale of this better than most, and its collaboration with Microsoft is part of its attempt to rebrand itself for the future.
The EU Commission wants carbon dioxide emissions from cars to be reduced by 30 percent by 2030, it announced on Wednesday. Opposition has been strong, not least from the powerful German car industry.
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