"German car buyers opt against electric vehicles"
Germany’s recently introduced electric vehicle subsidy programme, which went into effect 18 May has so far turned out to be a flop, according to experts, Karl-Heinz Büschemann writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Financed by the government and the German auto industry, the incentive scheme offers a 4,000 euro premium to buyers of a new electric car and 3,000 euro for the purchase of a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Only 1,791 buyers have so far taken advantage of the scheme. Auto industry representatives see the lack of charging stations across Germany and the higher costs of e-cars among the reasons for the lack of interest.
Read the article in German here.