D.he next Ludwig-Erhard-Preis will have to be divided between the analysts of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and the federal government. At the beginning of the week, the bankers announced that the upturn in electric cars was encouraging, but would not meet the politically decreed CO2 targets without further government aid. So the lower tax on diesel compared to gasoline – commonly known as diesel subsidy – must be increased. The money is needed, according to LBBW it should be put into public charging stations. The government does not yet trust the diesel tax, presumably because the people are supplied by trucks, but they agreed to the expansion of the charging points and the extension of the purchase premium in the middle of the week, and thus Europe’s most beautiful electric car paradise is created. Acquisition of the car: 10,000 euros grant. The charging station at home: 900 euros subsidy. Charging station on the street: from the public sector. There should be people who believe that Germany has so far successfully built its prosperity on the social market economy. Market? Isn’t it closed anyway? When Roland Koch takes up the position in the Erhard Foundation, he has to rededicate the prize for services to the social state economy.
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Speaking of prizes, the Jacob Grimm German Language Culture Prize can only go to Mini’s marketing specialists. The automaker showed its vision of a mobile future this week, a kind of rolling toaster with a Bionade bar. The strategists let the vehicle known as Urbanaut know that “Mini has always stood for Clever Use of Space”, which is particularly effective here “through consistent purpose built design” because “the floor space in the interior in relation to the footprint has been completely redesigned” be. The driver’s area will become “a so-called daybed” and “the windscreen that opens upwards when stationary will become a street balcony”. Behind it is the “Cozy Corner”, everything can be operated wonderfully via “discreet user interface solutions”.
Do we want to talk about football now? Better not, it should stay a nice Sunday.