News Digest Item
07 Mar 2018

Hotels and restaurants provide e-car charging infrastructure in lieu of the state

Spiegel Online

The lack of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is one of the main reasons why Germany’s initial goal to put one million e-cars on the road by 2020 will fail by a very wide margin, Dominik Reintjes writes on Spiegel Online. This problem “can at least partly be solved by hotels and restaurants”, he says. Currently, about ten percent of some 8,660 charging stations are located on their premises. According to a survey among hotel and restaurant owners, one out of five businesses already provides e-car charging stations and about one third plans on doing so in the future. By contrast, only one in ten existing charging stations in Germany can be found on a public road.

Read the article in German here.

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