News Digest Item
04 Jan 2018

Government should support installation of private e-car charging points

Zeit Online

The government should use the unused part of the e-car buyer’s premium budget to finance the expansion of much-needed private charging points for electric cars, and thus heed the proposal put forth by Andreas Obersteller, president of the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA), writes Matthias Breitinger in an opinion piece for Zeit Online. So far, the government has only supported public charging stations, writes Breitinger. “For private citizens in city centres, the purchase of an electric car will only become attractive when they can charge the car in their own home at any time – comfortably, just like their mobile phone.”

Read the opinion piece in German here.

Read a CLEW article on the introduction of the premium here.

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