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22 Feb 2018

Vattenfall expects 250,000 e-cars in Berlin by 2030


Swedish utility Vattenfall expects Germany’s capital Berlin to boast about 250,000 electric cars by the end of the next decade, compared to 1,700 currently registered in the city, Jens Tartler writes in the Tagesspiegel. Vattenfall’s Thomas Schäfer says that “Berlin’s power grid is ready for e-mobility,” explaining that high voltage lines do not need to be upgraded, but many more home charging points will have to be installed. The expected spread of e-cars would increase Berlin’s system peak load by five percent, Schäfer says. The company says it plans to invest more than one billion euros in expanding its infrastructure in Berlin, although it is unclear whether Vattenfall will continue to remain Berlin’s primary power supplier, Tartler writes.

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