BMW, Daimler and possibly VW meet with Larry Kudlow.
Germany earmarks $1.2B for battery production and research.
It hopes to attract fleet customers who can sell energy back to grid.
Follows ban in Hamburg, with those in Frankfurt and Stuttgart pending.
The WLTP is tougher than the old emissions rules.
It will target non-owner urbanites, but will have a lot of competition
The Sion has solar cells integrated into its bodywork.
Daimler also building EV batteries in U.S., China and Thailand.
2,800 new public charging points since June 2017.
BMW is "very comfortable" with two suppliers of battery cells.
The markets feel reassured by data, reports.
Trade situation is shifting quickly
Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute.
Authorities hold Stadler in "investigative detention," afraid he'll try to suppress or change evidence otherwise.
German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough to solve air quality problems and that hardware retrofits are the only way to avoid driving bans.
What's the vehicle of choice for a roadtrip in January? A 1972 Ford Country Sedan, of course!