“The problem is that we are in a situation where managers worth millions, at Volkswagen, at Daimler, have slept through the future and did not invest where they should have.”
Martin Schulz, leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Merkel’s main opponent in the September election on the state of the German car industry – cautiously put. Schulz also supports an EV sales quota.
“This joint project will be Europe’s largest manufacturer of emission-free, medium-sized e-vans, and it doesn’t come a moment too soon.”
Ford’s Steven Armstrong on the new e-van the carmaker developed together with Deutsche Post/DHL (also see News above). With both partners being so enthusiastic, it looks like the time to scale up electric deliveries has finally come.
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