“There is no way to avoid electrification,” says BMW

“There is no way to avoid electrification,” says BMW

Consumers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles – and they’re liking it, said BMW’s chief lobbyist in Europe, calling on policymakers to accelerate charging infrastructure deployment to support the roll-out of electric mobility on a mass scale. “Our customers, what do they do? The good news is that they are starting to buy electric vehicles,” said Andreas Klugescheid, head of external affairs at the BMW Group, referring to plug-in hybrids as well as fully electric vehicles. The EU’s newly-adopted CO2 emission standards for cars mean “there is no way around…

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“Fully informed person,” says Trump will not impose tariffs on European cars

“Fully informed person,” says Trump will not impose tariffs on European cars

Outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker does not believe US President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported European cars next week, he told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung. “Trump is going to make some criticism, but there won’t be any auto tariffs,” Juncker told the Sueddeutsche in pre-released extracts of an interview to run in its Friday edition. “He won’t do it. … You are speaking to a fully informed man.” The US Commerce Department declined to comment. Juncker’s comments were the most definitive sign to date that Washington will hold…

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