BERLIN– Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany needed to make radical changes in the vehicle sector by switching to electric or hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars.
Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries. ($1 = 0.8931 euros)
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke Writing by Michelle Martin Editing by Paul Carrel)
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