the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to promote electric cars no longer the state as previously planned. “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. At the same time, a higher mileage battery should be required-powered vehicles.

according to The paper, Scholz had met last week with VW-chief Herbert Diess. After the Meeting, the Minister of Finance referred to the now costly investment decisions of the auto companies, in order to reach EU emissions values for Cars and trucks. “The state must accompany with an Expansion of the charging infrastructure and tax support,” said Scholz of the FAZ.

Previously, Volkswagen had demanded, instead of an openness to Technology, a special promotion of electric mobility, which caused a controversy among the car manufacturers. As a replacement for the climate-damaging combustion engine, with which the manufacturer can their emission limits will not comply with, Volkswagen is counting on electric cars. By contrast, rivals such as BMW and Daimler want to keep other options open, such as a Plug-in hybrid car or alternative drive systems such as hydrogen fuel cells.