German Chancellor Angela Merkel says auto industry has enough government support

Germany has a multi-billion-euro recovery plan to spur clean driving, with incentives for electric cars.
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| Updated on: 03 Sep 2020, 06:04 PM
(File photo used for representational purpose) (Bloomberg)
(File photo used for representational purpose) (Bloomberg)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said her government's coronavirus relief package contained a lot of help for the country's automobile industry after her conservative CSU allies renewed a proposal for incentives for petrol cars.

Germany has a multi-billion-euro recovery plan to spur clean driving, with incentives for electric cars.

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But the government this year has rebuffed the auto industry's lobbying efforts and stopped short of launching a scrappage scheme to boost sales of new combustion-engine cars.

First Published Date: 03 Sep 2020, 06:04 PM IST
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