This is significant. When the three dominant German (and global) Auto OEMs come together to agree that eMobility is the way forward, and seek agreement on standards, technology and, in Germany at least, incentives and support. 

We all know they are reacting, not pioneering, in the eMobility transition, thanks to Tesla in the main, but with the experience, political and financial might held by these three combine, then we can expect big momentum.

Interesting to see how they will deal with a reduction of cars sold, and if they believe that is the way forward. The BMW/Daimler co-operation over car sharing shows they may.

Also, noteworthy, they exclude Hydrogen Fuel Cells as a viable short/medium term option, which certainly doesn't surprise me, but will raise the hackles of the vociferous Hydrogen brigade on social media channels!!