The Truth About Cars » Kuhn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:40:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Kuhn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com It’s A Miracle: Stuttgart’s Green Mayor Praises Porsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/its-a-miracle-stuttgarts-green-mayor-praises-porsche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/its-a-miracle-stuttgarts-green-mayor-praises-porsche/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:53:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474295 One would think that a card carrying environmentalist visits Porsche’s plant in Zuffenhausen only for picketing purposes, or as a target for bags with paint or worse. Today, Porsche was visited by a card-carrying environmentalist, and by Stuttgart’s mayor. The two are the same. The usually deeply conservative Stuttgart, home of  Daimler and Porsche, elected  […]

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Shaved head: Works council chief Uwe Hück. Needs new suit: Mayor Fritz Kuhn. Regulation Volkswagen white hair: Porsche CEO Matthias Müller

One would think that a card carrying environmentalist visits Porsche’s plant in Zuffenhausen only for picketing purposes, or as a target for bags with paint or worse. Today, Porsche was visited by a card-carrying environmentalist, and by Stuttgart’s mayor. The two are the same. The usually deeply conservative Stuttgart, home of  Daimler and Porsche, elected  Fritz Kuhn, member of the Green Party, as its mayor.  Mainly because the other candidate Sebastian Turner was a disaster, along with being an adman who is not without criticism in his own ranks. But I digress. Anyway, His Green Honor was at Porsche today.

Porsche proudly notes that Kuhn came by to visit Porsche “only 11 days after inauguration.”  He was probably expected with trepidation.  When the Green politician Jürgen Trittin came to visit Volkswagen back when Trittin was Federal  Minister of the Environment, everybody was very nervous. I know, I had to write the welcome speech, and it was changed many times. I didn’t mind, changes cost money.

Kuhn was at his best behavior today. He praised Porsche as a great employer, and he signaled that as “mayor of an automotive city, I am very interested in close cooperation.” Phew. He also praised the great progress Porsche made in environmental matters, the lowering of CO2, and a new environmentally responsible paint line. If he goes on like that, Greenpeace will picket the green mayor.

P.S.: Kuhn’s official car is a lowly E-Klasse, a hybrid of course.

 

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