Electric car boom: majority does not believe that VW and Co.

Electric car boom: majority does not believe that VW and Co.

Most electric cars are built in China and the USA. Can domestic industry regain pole position?

When the International Motor Show takes place in Munich from September 5th to 10th, Asian companies will be more present than ever before. Most electric cars are currently being built by Chinese and American companies, and they are also seen as the driving force behind digitization and infotainment systems. Two thirds of Germans do not believe that domestic manufacturers can still catch up with this lead. This is the result of a Forsa survey for the star.

Green voters are comparatively optimistic

AfD supporters are particularly pessimistic about the situation (76 percent). Supporters of the SPD are somewhat more confident, albeit at a low level. Of them, 37 percent say that the German auto industry could still catch up. As many as 41 percent of Green Party voters believe so. Regional differences are not very pronounced on this question. In the east, 66 percent consider German manufacturers to be uncompetitive, in the west 62 percent say so.

Why are young domestic companies doing so much better in the booming Chinese e-car market than the big old names in the international auto industry? US adviser Bill Russo answers this in an interview with the star, which you can read here.

Source: Stern

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