Cars Kretschmann doubts the rapid triumph of the electric car

12:42  25 september  2020
12:42  25 september  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne), Ministerpräsident von Baden-Württemberg. © Marijan Murat / dpa / archive picture Winfried Kretschmann (Greens), Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg.

Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) considers a quick success of the electric car in Germany to be unlikely. “Despite the entire transformation, we will still have a high proportion of combustion and hybrid vehicles in 2030,” Kretschmann told Wirtschaftswoche. The continuation of these production lines also ensures the survival of the supplier industry. "The contribution margins for the combustion engine are just completely different than for the electric vehicle," said the Green politician.

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Kretschmann also sees strategic reasons to hold on to combustion engines and hybrid vehicles. "As long as we are still dependent on Asia for batteries, it is not advisable from an industrial point of view to just stand on one leg."

The head of government also referred to the critical ecological balance of purely electric vehicles. "The electrification of transport only makes sense if the electricity comes from renewable energy sources." But that is still a long way off. That will apply even more if hydrogen and synthetic fuels are used more widely in the future. "Because they need even more energy to manufacture."

The Green politician assured that his party friends have no problem with the car and the vehicle industry. "Even green people drive cars," he said. However, it depends on its emissions. "A car that no longer emits harmful substances is not part of the problem, but part of the solution."

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