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27 Aug 2018

E-car pioneer predicts one million electric cars in Germany by 2022

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

German e-car pioneer Günther Schuh, founder of the successful e-van company StreetScooter and inventor of the new compact e-car e.GO Life, says he is “optimistic” that there will be more than one million electric cars on the country’s roads by 2022, two years later than initially planned by the government. In an interview with the Frankurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Schuh says he expects an average annual demand of about 400,000 e-cars over the next 10 years and that making cheap e-car models available for mass consumption will be crucial to achieve this. In January 2018, a total of 53,861 purely electric cars were registered in Germany. The researcher and entrepreneur says “honest markets” without subsidies and saying goodbye to the expectation that e-cars will quickly be able to do everything conventional cars can do are necessary conditions to achieve a breakthrough for electric mobility.

Find background in the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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