News Digest Item
14 Feb 2017

Brussels gives green light to Germany’s e-car charging infrastructure

Federal Ministry of Transport

The European Commission has given Germany’s plans to expand its charging infrastructure for alternative engines the green light, the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) says in a press release. “We will give car users the confidence that they can recharge their vehicles any time and any where,” transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said, adding that Germany would invest an additional 300 million euros in building around 15,000 charging stations across the country. Cities and private investors can apply for support to build a charging station so long as it’s powered by renewable energy sources, the press release said.

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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