“Carmakers plan joint charging network”
Carmakers including VW, BMW and Daimler plan to set up a nationwide fast charging network for electric cars, according to an unsourced report in Bild. The mass daily reports talks between the carmakers and petrol station operator Tank+Rast, aimed at setting up a network of stations capable of fully charging electric vehicles within 30 minutes on Germany’s motorways by 2018.
Sales of e-cars have been very sluggish in Germany, despite a buyers’ premium introduced earlier this year. Many experts consider the lack of charging stations a major obstacle to e-mobility’s success.
Read the report in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.