News Digest Item
03 Jan 2018

Transport companies try to woo Germans away from passenger cars

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Germany’s domestic transport market is set to change substantially in 2018 as bus companies, railway services, and airlines seek to woo people away from using passenger cars, Timo Kotowski writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. About 80 percent of all journeys in Germany are currently made with passenger cars, but especially national railway company Deutsche Bahn could gain additional passengers “if it manages to improve its quality and punctuality”, Joris D’Incà, transportation consultant at Oliver Wyman, says. D’Incà argues that passengers will choose trains over airplanes or cars if travel time, rather than ticket prices, is reduced.

See the CLEW factsheet Energiewende in transportation for more information.

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