Grünen boss Robert Habeck considers the expectation of individual freedom from driving an illusion. "We all still live this illusion today," said the 50-year-old politician on Monday evening at the New Year's reception at the IHK in Düsseldorf. "I thought a car was great."
In fact, he used to be stuck in traffic with his car in Kiel, looking for parking spaces and collecting tickets. "I always said to myself: If you want, you can go to Venice tomorrow – but I didn't even go," he said. He currently no longer drives a car in Berlin, you don't need one there.