Former Chancellor Schröder is mad at their own party: SPD green as the Green

"I think That's a mistake," he said in the Podcast "Corona and we" of the editorial network Germany (RND). "It is true, to put on E-mobility. I would have

Former Chancellor Schröder is mad at their own party: SPD green as the Green

"I think That's a mistake," he said in the Podcast "Corona and we" of the editorial network Germany (RND). "It is true, to put on E-mobility. I would have liked would have been decided in the current, very difficult Situation for the German automotive industry: We not only promote E-mobility, we also promote those who want to build cleaner Diesel and gasoline,” he said. The SPD had “to lead, to be greener than the Greens”.

Schröder: a focus on E-mobility is right, but...

Schroeder believes it is "worthy of discussion, whether or not electric cars are environment-in any case-friendly". Also the batteries would have to be made, "and the environmental footprint of battery production is often like to forget".

Also, not "could do such a significant economic structure, such as the automotive industry, at every seventh job hanging, such a conversion process, such as of nitro to electric mobility night". "It needs a transition time. That's why I think you should have said: Yes, it is right to put a focus on E-mobility, but the other must also be helped. Because livelihoods depend.”

In the negotiations with the coalition partners of the CDU and CSU had rejected the social Democrats, a purchase premium for new cars with a combustion engine. The IG Metall and works councils in the automotive and supplier industry had criticized the SPD for solid. The existing environmental bonus of the Federal government rises up to the end of 2021 for E-cars with a net list price up to € 40,000 from 3000 to 6000 Euro. This includes contributions of the manufacturers. Also Plug-in Hybrid can continue to be subsidised, but not to gasoline and diesel cars.

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Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 02:27

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