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25 Aug 2016

“Exclusive: German government drafts law to support car sharing”


The government has put the finishing touches on draft legislation to support Germany’s booming car-sharing market, business daily Handelsblatt has learned. “The goal is to make it possible for the states to set up special parking places and free parking for car-share vehicles,” Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt told the business daily. To use reserved parking places, companies would have to show their vehicles comply with limits on CO2 emissions, reports Handelsblatt. Germany’s car-sharing market has grown rapidly from 190,000 registered users in 2011 to more than a million by 2015, according to the report. Carmaker BMW offers car-sharing service DriveNow and rival Daimler car2go.

Read the report in English here.

For background, read CLEW’s dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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