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24 Sep 2018

National mobility platform head says e-cars will cost as much as conventional cars by 2025

Tagesspiegel Background

In Germany, electric cars could cost the same as cars with conventional engines by 2025, Henning Kagermann, head of the country’s new “National Platform Future of Mobility” says in an interview carried by the energy policy newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. “We will have cost parity with combustion engines by 2025. Maybe not regarding the buyer’s price, but certainly regarding the car’s total costs,” he said. Central assumptions were that e-cars on average need power supply worth four euros to run for 100 kilometres and have lower maintenance costs. Kagermann adds that by 2020, German carmakers will have expanded their e-car product range from 30 to 100 models, and that a fast-charging station network on highways will be in place in time for the expected rise in the number of e-cars on German roads.

See the CLEW article Germany launches task force to kickstart shift to sustainable mobility for background.

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