14 July 2009 19:24 [Source: ICIS news]
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The groups urged a broad strategic alliance between the government and the automobile, chemical, energy and electronics industries.
Their initiative comes as chemicals producers in
The introduction of electric vehicles in the German market needed a reliable regulatory, technical and infrastructural framework, to be put in place by government and industry, the groups said in a joint statement.
Also important were agreements on industry standards for components in the electric vehicles sector, they said.
The groups called for the appointment of a high-ranking special government officer to coordinate policies on electric vehicles. Currently, four separate federal ministries are working on the sector.
Initially, electric vehicles would likely be used only for short-distance traffic, and conventional vehicles would not be phased out in the near term, they said.
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