Monday, April 30, 2007

The German Car Industry Needs to Grow Up

According to a recent article in the Financial Times, 'Renate Künast, Germany’s former environment minister and a current Green MP, knows how to provoke.

She recently managed to infuriate the entire German car industry by urging consumers to buy Japanese. “I expect the German industry finally to produce modern cars,” she told a German newspaper."

“And if they can’t do that, people must buy a Toyota Prius ... Whoever falls asleep over the trend today will have to close factories tomorrow, just like you can see in the US.”'