CSU insists on car purchase bonuses for combustion engines

Photo: Exhaust (via dts news agency)
Photo: Exhaust (via dts news agency)

Berlin (dts news agency) – The CSU insists on the introduction of a car purchase bonus for combustion engines. “We are not declaring war on the modern combustion engine, but are integrating it into our concepts as a transition technology. A purchase bonus for clean combustion engines must not be a taboo, but can build a bridge on the way to new competitiveness and the preservation of jobs”, says it in a CSU paper that is to be adopted on Thursday and on which the “Welt” (Thursday edition) reports in advance.
They put “on a tolerable disruption that takes everyone with it, instead of hard ideology with broad collateral damage”. From the point of view of the CSU, it is ideological reasons that led the coalition partners to reject the purchase bonus in June, and not economic ones. In addition to the economic stimulus package that was passed in June, the CSU wants to put together another large package.

The “transformation package” is primarily dedicated to the areas of innovation, business and technology. In addition to the commitment to the car bonus, the party announces a strengthening of battery technology: “At the same time, we want an ambitious leap in innovation in electromobility – with an investment offensive to further strengthen battery cell research and a boost for battery cell production amounting to ten billion euros.” This is to be flanked by two further measures that are intended to give companies financial leeway.

On the one hand, the CSU wants to change the assessment basis for tax research funding. “We want to double this assessment base again to eight million euros per company and thus create a clear incentive to continue working on innovations during the crisis and to emerge stronger together.” Taxes should also fall: The CSU wants to reduce the income tax burden to 25 percent of profits.

In addition, the CSU wants to support employees with low incomes. “That is why we want to develop the mini-job further and raise the mini-job limit to 600 euros per month,” says the paper. “Building on this, mini-jobbers should in future participate in the general increase in wages, as the income limit for mini-jobs rises with wages.