News Digest Item
16 May 2017

“Germany likely to miss e-cars target, says Merkel”


Germany will probably miss its target of bringing one million electric cars on to the roads by 2020, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel. “As it looks at the moment, we will not achieve this goal,” Merkel told fellow lawmakers, reports Michael Nienaber for Reuters. She added, however, that a mass market breakthrough of battery-powered cars could come very abruptly, as was the case with other innovations such as smartphones.

Read the Reuters report in English here.

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

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