News Digest Item
11 Apr 2017

“Performance angst is putting eco-conscious Germany off electric cars”


The German attachment to “gas-guzzling autos” is part of the reason for the country’s sustained high CO2 emissions, Jill Petzinger writes on website Quartz. According to transport expert Gregor Kolbe, “RIP”, a combination of range, infrastructure and price, is responsible for the Germans’ reluctance to switch to e-cars, Petzinger writes. Another reason is that German carmakers’ combustion engines are simply too successful to provide impetus for change, Kolbe adds.

Read the article in English here.

See the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers for additional information.

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