News Digest Item
15 Nov 2016

“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.

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