MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Autogipfel sets the course for the future
The change on the streets becomes visible. The purchase premium apparently contributes to the fact that the registration numbers for electric cars and plug-in hybrids soar. This trend is now to be reinforced with the latest resolutions of the auto summit.
“With the extension of the e-car subsidy, the incentive to buy an electric car until 2025 will become permanent. The environmental bonus is already a big hit. The fleet renewal program for trucks ensures a quick upgrade to the latest technology. That is climate protection and economic stimulus in one, “says the deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Ulrich Lange. Together with the commitment from the automotive industry, more than 70,000 charging points will be publicly accessible by the end of next year. “The measures that have been decided are core elements in order to achieve the climate goals in the mobility sector,” emphasized Lange.
5 billion euros for change
The economic policy spokesman for the Union parliamentary group, Joachim Pfeiffer, has a similar opinion: “After a sharp drop in sales in the first half of the year, the automotive industry is showing signs of recovery again. The measures taken such as the economic stimulus package and the extended short-time working allowance have made their contribution here. The liquidity and equity instruments created during the pandemic also support the automotive industry. “
But it is also clear that the pandemic is an accelerator of the long-term upheaval in the industry. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are affected across Germany by digitization and electrification. “With the summit, politicians are sending a clear signal: the federal government is making around 5 billion euros available for the automotive industry in order to actively shape structural change and strengthen value chains,” said Pfeiffer.
2.5 million jobs
The federal government had already decided on extensive aid for the German core industry in early summer. The purchase premium for electric and hybrid cars was doubled and a fund with a volume of two billion euros for the supplier industry was resolved. Following the auto summit, Pfeiffer outlined the importance of the car and truck industry once again: More than 2.5 million employees work in this branch in Germany. Overall, these companies would invest around 150 billion euros in climate-friendly drives and digitalization over the next few years.
“It is also important and correct that the supplier industry is supported,” explains the business expert Pfeiffer. With the economic stimulus package, two billion euros were made available for innovative vehicle construction. With the future fund for the automotive industry, the financial resources are increased by one billion euros. The aim is to support small and medium-sized companies in particular in converting their production processes and researching and developing future technologies. For this purpose, innovation clusters are provided in which companies pool their resources, exchange knowledge and experience and set up real laboratories for shared use.
For the Union faction, it is clear that the automotive industry is and will remain the backbone of the German economy. It is all the more important that a bridge to the future is built with the measures that have now been adopted by the entire industry.
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