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After the fight, due to VW : car bosses agree on strategy for electric mobility

After the dispute over the future promotion of electric mobility have been agreed between the German car maker on a common line. The heads of the three car companies, Dieter Zetsche (Daimler), Harald Krüger (BMW) and Herbert Diess (Volkswagen), had agreed in a telephone conversation on Wednesday night with VDA President, Bernhard Mattes, the further course, said a spokesman for the German Association of the automotive industry (VDA) on Thursday. "The Unity is there, and it also includes Plug-in Hybrids." Details of a position paper would now be agreed between the Association and the company and should then be published.

The conflict was sparked on the demand of Volkswagen to promote electric cars in the future, as a priority, and funds from the Diesel subsidy and other areas. By contrast, BMW and Daimler want to keep all options open, from pure E-cars, hybrid cars, recharged from the socket (Plug-in), alternative fuels for combustion, to the fuel cell as a long-term Alternative. BMW chief Kruger had objected to Volkswagen chief Diess' claim to a bundling of the forces in front of the conversation to the public, making it clear that he parts his point of view.

charging infrastructure is to be extended Europe-wide quickly

Agree, the car maker according to insiders, the charging infrastructure throughout Europe are being expanded rapidly, and it should also be an "aid" in the form of bonuses or tax incentives, to the ramp-up of electric mobility. "The German manufacturers have, because of their different product offerings in each of the different priorities," it said from one of the groups. Accordingly, it was agreed that both pure electric cars and Plug-in to be promoted in Hybrids "in principle".

A third condition to ensure that E-mobility is set to be the reduction of the CO2 content in the stream. "Parallel to the drive turning, the supply of green electricity have to be expanded significantly." For that, VW chief Diess has for a long time. The positions is to represent the VDA is "clearly and self-consciously" against the policy, says one of the people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Diess had demanded that all the forces on the target E-mobility. Technology openness is now the wrong Password, and merely to move the system to change further in the future. Volkswagen invested within five years, 30 billion euros in electric mobility and want to usher in, starting in 2026, the end of the internal-combustion engine. (Reporter: Jan C. Schwartz; editing by Myria Mildenberger. (Reuters)

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