News Digest Item
16 Aug 2017

“Government could fund new charging stations with 200 million euros”

Rheinische Post

Due to the low number of applications for e-car buyer’s premium, the German federal government should rededicate unused funds to expanding the country’s charging infrastructure, Andreas Obersteller, head of the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), told Birgit Marschall for Rheinische Post. Up to 200 million of the 600 million euros could, for example, be offered to those applying for the buyer’s premium to help them set up a charging point at their house or company, said Obersteller.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article Federal government decides on 4,000 euro buyer's premium for e-cars and the dossiers The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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