Government sticks to goal of having 1 million e-cars on the road by 2020
The new German government sticks to the target of bringing one million electric cars onto the roads by 2020. In a reply to a parliamentary enquiry by the Green Party, the government says both industry and government will have to continue their efforts, and adjust them if needed, to be successful. At the start of the year, 98,280 electric cars were registered in Germany. The government also said it is confident that the production of battery cells can be established in Germany.
In a setback for the German government, the automobile industry, and the European Union, the continent’s largest car supplier Bosch announced earlier this year it would not enter cell production, leaving the dominance of Asian suppliers unchallenged.
Read the government’s reply in German here.