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06 Jul 2018

German transport minister’s focus on hydrogen fuelling stations a diversion from Germany’s e-car failure - opinion


German transport minister Andreas Scheuer is pushing ahead with the expansion of hydrogen fuelling stations, continuing a strategy that is not only wrong but one that also distracts from the failure of the electric car in Germany, Benedikt Becker and Martin Seiwert write in WirtschaftsWoche. They argue that batteries are the car drives of the future, and point to the fact that US carmaker Tesla is building 5,000 Model 3 units a week. Scheuer, however, is calling for an increase in the number of hydrogen fuelling stations in the country from the current 43 to 100 by 2020, and in doing so is creating a diversion from the fact that Germany is failing when it comes to electric cars.

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