Our reporter is going to the Frankfurt car show to tell car makers... that he doesn't need their product. And that he's not alone. In fact, a majority of young people in towns these days says they're fine without their own vehicle.
The International Motor Show in Frankfurt is taking place amid tough economic conditions and a sharpened social debate around the combustion engine. Henrik Böhme reports.
The chancellor called on the auto industry to put more effort into research and investment into electric vehicles. Germany's automotive industry chief said more regulations were not the answer to sustainable travel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Frankfurt's IAA motor show, likely for the last time. Not because her mandate is nearing an end, but because the car industry as we know it is history, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
The future of electromobility will be determined in China, say an increasing number of automotive experts. Chinese car manufacturers are increasingly targeting markets in Europe and North America.
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