“Germany in the backseat”
Germany lags behind in the worldwide expansion of e-mobility, according to a new report by environmental NGO WWF and German renewable power provider LichtBlick. “We are only at the beginning, but the trend towards e-mobility is gaining momentum globally. Ironically, it is the ‘automobile nation Germany’ that oversleeps this development,” said Gero Lücking of LichtBlick. New registrations of e-cars were comparably low in Germany, but Dieselgate might be the wake-up call for the German auto industry, says the report.
Read the press release in German here and the report in German here.
For background, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.