'At the same time, it is necessary to set up a suitable infrastructure.' At the start of the new technology, according to him, the manufacturers will face high costs due to the initially small quantities.
Other German car managers join Zetsche's demands
'This is a cycle that we can only break if we are in Europe for one Financially promote the purchase of electric vehicles for a limited period of time, 'Zetsche told the newspaper. In his opinion, uniform rules in Europe would be desirable. Other German car managers join Zetsche's demand. BMW would also welcome the federal government in the start-up phase is promoting the purchase of electric vehicles, CEO Norbert Reithofer told the newspaper.
Also VW boss Martin Winterkorn demands, according to the report, a joint effort to get the electric car on the streets. With the second economic stimulus package, the federal government made 500 million euros available specifically for the development of electric vehicles before the federal election. The aim is for around one million electric cars to be on German roads by 2020.