News Digest Item
19 Sep 2018

Germany launches task force to kickstart shift to sustainable mobility

Clean Energy Wire

The German government has launched a new advisory panel in order to reduce emissions in the transport sector. The cabinet agreed on Wednesday on the “National Platform Future of Mobility” that will replace the National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE). Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was important to extend the focus from e-cars to clean mobility in general. In its last progress report, the NPE says that Germany will reach its target of getting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2022, two years later than planned. The six working groups of the new task force – which was proposed in the grand coalition treaty at the beginning of the year – are to develop a strategy on the “future of affordable and sustainable mobility” by the end of 2018.

Find a government press release on the task force in German here and the NPE progess report in German here.

Note: The Clean Energy Wire will publish an article on this topic later today.

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