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Wrecked and Exported

30' (GER, ENG subs)
Is buying an e-car really about the environment, or just big business?

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit the German automotive industry hard. Thousands of vehicles are sitting unsold at dealerships, while massive subsidies are being used to promote the new savior of transmissions, the e-car. But is the e-car truly a better answer for the environment? What happens to our old cars? According to experts, the outcomes of buying a new e-car are more beneficial to the economy than to the environment. An ARD team examines why this is, and further investigates the markets where used cars are being sold in Africa and Eastern Europe.

© WDR / Michael Höft

Original Title: Abgewrackt und Exportiert
Year: 2020
Length: 30' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Produced by: WDR

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