To see Germany’s future, look at its cars | The Economist

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As the election approaches, Germany’s carmakers will face the same challenges as its new leaders: a need to innovate, tackle climate change and reassess its trade relationship with China. How this world-renowned motor industry navigates the road ahead could tell a lot about Germany’s future.

00:00? ?-? ?Germany? ?faces? ?numerous? ?challenges? ?
00:49? ?-? ?Can? ?Germany’s? ?cars? ?reveal? ?its? ?future?? ?(or? ?whatever? ?the? ?title? ?is)? ?
02:13? ?-? ?Is? ?Germany? ?too? ?reliant? ?on? ?trade? ?with? ?China?? ?
03:46? ?-? ?Germany’s? ?reluctance? ?to? ?digitalise? ?
05:09? ?-? ?The? ?race? ?to? ?go? ?electric? ? ?
06:41? ?-? ?The? ?future? ?of? ?electric? ?cars? ? ?
08:17? ?-? ?What’s? ?in? ?store? ?for? ?Germany’s? ?new? ?leader?? ?

Read our special report about Germany after Angela Merkel: https://econ.st/3Cuw3Pj

Find all of our analysis of Germany’s upcoming election: https://econ.st/3hQ0Zl9

View all our Europe section for all our coverage: https://econ.st/2ZgMqkb

The Economist Explains: How do Germany’s elections work? https://econ.st/3hS6aB3

German voters face a bewildering array of possible coalitions: https://econ.st/3nS5dwq

The warring parties’ plans for Germany’s economy are full of holes: https://econ.st/3Ewl7Tf

Why Climate change will feature heavily in Germany’s election: https://econ.st/3hM3Knu

Why German cars have the most to lose from a changing auto industry: https://econ.st/3EDZnF4

How new means of getting from A to B are disrupting carmaking: https://econ.st/3ClVz9o

Who will rule the Teslaverse? https://econ.st/3hS5mMx

Read about the new 800V electric cars that will recharge in half the time: https://econ.st/3lAivuM

What the million-mile battery means for electric cars: https://econ.st/3nPV5nP

Old electric cars are a raw material of the future: https://econ.st/3lG23sP

Read about Volkswagen’s plans for electric cars: https://econ.st/3lEmkPK

Listen to “The Economist Asks” podcast with Herbert Diess, chief executive of Volkswagen, about electric cars: https://econ.st/3CtU1dn”

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