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Merkel slams German auto execs during election rally

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election campaign is underway. Speaking in Dortmund on Saturday (August 12), she ripped into executives from Germany’s auto industry, pressing them to secure jobs through innovation, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions sandal.

The sector is the country’s biggest exporter and a huge employer, providing 800,000 jobs.

Addressing a quota for electric cars suggested by her main rival Martin Schultz, Merkel said: “I don’t really believe that the quota f…
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