News Digest Item
07 Aug 2018

Delivery of e-cars delayed by switch to new emissions test

Der Tagesspiegel

Bottlenecks in the delivery of electric cars are causing customers to have to wait up to a year for their new vehicles, according to an article published in Der Tagesspiegel. The delays stem from the conversion to a new emissions test called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), by which all vehicles have to be certified, the article says. Because of the diesel scandal, thousands of software updates have to be installed and approved at the same time, resulting in a shortage of test slots for e-cars, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and the article Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push.

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