German Finance Minister thinks the country should avoid imposition of diesel car bans
According to a Reuters report, Germany’s new Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in a recent interview with the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that all possible measures should be taken by the country to avoid the imposition of ban on diesel cars.
The comment by Scholz, who is a Social Democrat, underlines the argument that a ban on diesel cars in Germany will have a dangerous impact on the auto industry in the country. A similar opinion has already been expressed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as the country’s new Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. Incidentally, these three politicians belong to different political factions.
Scholz has reportedly elaborated on his opinion by saying that internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles can be taken off the road more effectively by seeking investments for giving a boost to the plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, rather than by imposing a ban on diesel cars.
The Reuters report has also revealed that Scholz has expressed doubts that automakers can be prompted to accelerate the introduction of cleaner cars simply by making changes in taxation, such as eliminating tax breaks for diesel as a fuel.
As per the author of the report, Scholz also “rejected calls for the government to offer financial incentives to get more clean-burning diesel cars on the road and bring down emissions in heavily polluted cities.”
Market experts supporting electric vehicles believe that 10 years is enough of time for automobile companies to adapt to new technologies and offer green vehicles instead of vehicles with ICE. As per reports, automobile companies plan to collectively launch more than 100 electric car variants by year 2025. Consumers will have lot of options in electric vehicle segment and with development of technology, the cost of ownership will reduce in coming years.
According to a recent Reuters report, Japanese electronics giant Panasonic would consider increasing its already massive investment in US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, if the automaker wants to increase its ba
According to a noteworthy assertion by Japanese automaker Nissan, the company’s next-generation Nissan Leaf is the ‘fastest selling’ electric vehicle (EV) in Europe.
Japanese automaker Nissan has announced the launch of a new program under which old battery packs of Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will be replaced with ‘refabricated’ battery packs.
During the course of a recent interview with Ward Auto, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said that the automaker considers “Tesla and the increasingly electrified Porsche” as its main competitors.
In a recent press release, Nissan has revealed that a fleet of its new LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) will be used for policing in Japan.
Over the last few weeks, US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has been in the news for wrong reasons, and that has apparently taken a toll on the shares of the company’s sole battery supplier, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation.