News Digest Item
02 Mar 2017

“Electric cars finally connect”


A new 300 million euro government subsidy programme designed to promote electric car charging stations in Germany is bearing fruit, according to Handelsblatt. Several utilities are preparing to install several thousand charging stations, whose number could more than double from last summer’s 6,500 within a few months, the newspaper has learned. “Now expansion of the infrastructure is finally gaining momentum,” writes Jürgen Flauger in a commentary.

Read the Handelsblatt article in English (behind paywall) here and the commentary in English here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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