News Digest Item
09 Dec 2016

“Strong interest in electric vehicles”

German Energy Agency (dena)

More and more new car buyers in Germany are considering vehicles that don't just run on fossil fuels, the German Energy Agency (dena) writes in a press release. According to a survey commissioned by dena, 27 percent of respondents said they intended to buy a car with an electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell or other alternative engine. This figure is in stark contrast to the share of cars with alternative engines registered in Germany, which in 2015 stood at 1.6 percent, dena writes. Most notable reasons for not switching to low-emission cars were their high price, the lack of infrastructure and doubts about the “immature” technology, according to dena.

Desired engine types for German car buyers. Source / dena 2016.

Read the press release in German here, and an illustration of the survey results in German here.

For more information about the development of Germany’s e-car industry, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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