the EU has approved 3.2 billion euros in state aid to companies who make batteries for elbilindustrien.
Batteriproducenter in seven EU countries can look forward to receive 3.2 billion euros of state aid up to 2031.
It is clear, after the european UNION's competition authority on Monday approved the state aid.
in Particular, Germany and France have pushed to get a seal of approval of state aid for the production of batteries.
It is according to the two great european powers were important, if the plans to replace brændstofbiler with electric cars in Europe must be realised.
And it is Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner for competition and digitization, apparently agree.
- Batteriproduktion in Europe have a strategic interest for our economy and our society because of the potential for green mobility and energy, job creation, sustainability and competitiveness, she said in a press release.
Preliminary are 17 companies to enjoy the benefit of the 3.2 billion euro.
Common to them is that they are a part of the production chain in the manufacture of batteries.
in Addition to Germany and France will also companies from Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Poland could receive state aid.
European batteriproducenter have long lagged behind their asian competitors.
80 percent of all batteries are now produced in Asia. For comparison, it is estimated that three percent is produced in Europe. It writes the news agency dpa.
the Message from the european UNION Monday welcomed in Germany.
- I am pleased that the commission has approved the first large-scale batteriprojekt in Europe in just a few weeks, says the German minister for economic affairs, Peter Altmaier, said in a statement.
- It is a great success for Germany and for Europe, he adds.
Also in France welcomes the EU's upturned thumb.
- the Establishment of a european batteriindustri will help to meet the objective set by the EU, to become the first CO2-neutral continent by 2050, says France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, according to AFP.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 21:00