German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel on visit in China gets big panic. German car industry soon in front of looked doors in China.
Quote from Sigmar Gabriel
Gabriel criticized the German car industry: "VW Mercedes BMW and others have to take car not to produce the wrong cars. Otherwise, they will be with their ICE internal combustion engines in China in front of looked doors"
The looked doors: forthcoming registration bans
Who knows the history of electric scooters, knows what this means. Simple a ban for registration. It started in Shanghai. Now are in over 500 Chinese cities gasoline scooters forbidden. This helped the Chinese scooter industry. They produce now much more electric scooters, than they produced gasoline scooters.
As soon as thr production of electric- and plut-in hybridcars is big enough, the infrastructure is enough, there will be towns with bans for the new registration for ICE only vehicles. The ICE will be only allowd outside of town. The place name sign means "ICE off - further driving only electric allowed".
December 2007: Gabriel fights for more CO2 emissions
December 2007, the German environment minister protested against the discussion in Brussels about CO2 limits for cars. His fellow worker economy minister Glos even said "This is a destruction campaign against the German car industry". All with the motto, a real German car has to be allowd to emit much much CO2, otherwise, it's not a German car.