GERMAN SOCIAL DEMOCRATS FAVOR OF AGGRESSIVE SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES
The German Social Democrats Party (SPD) wants European-wide vehicle quotas to accelerate the shift towards electric cars. The SPD believes that without quotas for electric cars the European Union could miss its carbon dioxide emission targets, and that an obligatory minimum number of electric cars for Germany and Europe would give car makers incentives to develop new technologies. A spokesperson for the Christian Democrats, the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stated that the plan reminds him of a "...planned economy and that has never been successful." For the full story see http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-germany-emissions-quotas-idUKKBN1AR0XL.