Among other things, the car maker Volkswagen had called for more support from the state to help electric actuators to make the breakthrough.
the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, seems to want to extend the promotion of electric vehicles by a further ten years. "I think it's industry is politically important that we expand our currently until 2021 limited funding programs for battery electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids on the whole of the next decade," said Scholz of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He also calls for a higher mileage performance of the battery-powered vehicles.
The SPD politician had met last week with VW-chief Herbert Diess. The Volkswagen group had called for a stronger promotion of electric mobility. Volkswagen will fully rely on electric cars, as a replacement for the climate-damaging combustion engine with the manufacturer's emission limits, will soon no longer be able to meet.
Union, BMW and Daimler are opposed to the VW plans
In Berlin was the thrust of the thrust of VW resistance. Leaders of the Union and reject a "one-sided concentration on electro-mobility". Also the transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) had fought back the last several times against the determination on a specific technology. Probably also with regard to the South German manufacturers BMW and Daimler, which had protested against the VW thrust violently. In contrast to VW, you set in addition to electric cars, more on so-called Hybrid engines. You want to keep other options open, such as drives, such as hydrogen fuel cells.