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Because wants to strengthen car industry with scrappage bonus

NLower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) demands a scrappage bonus for the auto industry in the Corona crisis. “Above all, the switch to environmentally friendly drives can be significantly accelerated and the automotive industry can be supported in structural change,” said Weil der “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung”.

The manufacturers Volkswagen and BMW had previously proposed government incentives for car buyers to overcome the corona crisis. In addition, the Bavarian Prime Minister and CSU boss Markus Söder had requested an automotive program. The Greens, on the other hand, rejected it. If anything, a scrappage bonus leads to a flash in the pan, said Bundestag parliamentary group vice-president Oliver Krischer.

The automotive industry has a key role in getting the economy going again, said Weil der HAZ. After the recent global financial crisis, the scrappage bonus introduced in 2009 was a crucial instrument for the comeback of German industry. Weil refuses to turn away from the climate targets in the automotive industry. “Conversely, to strive to achieve the CO2 targets is unlikely to be enforceable at European level and would jeopardize high corporate investments.”

Since the beginning of the year, the EU has prescribed a maximum value of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer in the fleet average. This limit is set to decrease further by 2030, and violations can result in fines of billions. Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economic Affairs Bernd Althusmann had called for the EU’s leniency in conversation with the German press agency.

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An ecological scrapping premium could help to modernize the stock in Germany. Lower Saxony business representatives had argued similarly. The car industry has a key position when it comes to boosting the economy in Germany again, said Weil. After the global financial crisis a little more than ten years ago, the scrappage bonus introduced in 2009 was a crucial instrument for the comeback of German industry.

Economics Minister Althusmann campaigned for the European Union’s leniency with regard to the climate targets for the auto industry. The EU requirements are “probably more difficult to reach because of the current production stops,” he said. “I hope the European Union realizes that. To further exacerbate the already tense situation of the entire German automotive industry and its suppliers would be a fire accelerator for Germany as an industrial location. “

The CEO of BMW, Olaf Zipse, had recently said: “We see a double chance in an innovation bonus: It can stimulate the economy as an economic measure and at the same time accelerate the switch from customers to climate-friendly technologies.” In this way, the economic recovery can be combined with effective climate protection , “Instead of playing the two against each other”.

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