Published On: Sat, Aug 12th, 2017

Car manufacturers should be FORCED by EU to make electric vehicles, says Martin Schulz

The demand came from Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s biggest rival in the upcoming elections. 

He said had been too “arrogant” towards the electric car industry and needed to stop mocking American companies. 

And he demanded the entire , not just Germany, improve their attitude towards electric cars – even going so far as to suggest imposing quotas on carmakers. 

Mr Schulz said: “The German car industry must do more when it comes to electric cars.”

The head of the Social Democratic Party said Germany had “made fun of Tesla” but the time for being “arrogant” was over. 

He dismissed concerns Germany was not technologically advanced for forced quotas of electric cars, claiming it was not an issue because he would force manufacturers to pay for it.

He said “[if we] need technical modifications, naturally paid for by the manufacturers themselves.”

It comes just days after Mr Schulz pushed for even more Brussels influence in the form of a EU Army. 

He said rather than support NATO, Germany should put more funds towards the EU – as well as foreign aid. 

Mr Schulz said in an article co-written with German politician Thomas Oppermann: “Merkel and the Christian Democratic Union make themselves small vis-a-vis Donald Trump when they answer his provocations around the two-percent target by saying, ‘Okay, fine, we’ll put in more money,’ as if we didn’t have any better ideas what to do.”

They said that increased military spending should be matched by humanitarian aid, crisis prevention and diplomacy.

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