News Digest Item
22 Jun 2017

“A charging station every ten kilometres”

Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg

The southern German federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to considerably step up efforts to promote e-mobility, the state’s Green-led government said in a press release. “The aim is to make Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany’s centre for the development and production as well as its leading market for e-mobility,” the press release says. State premier Winfried Kretschmann says “the mobility sector and especially the automotive industry are undergoing a profound transformation with far-reaching consequences for the state’s entire economy and tens of thousands of jobs,” which was why the state government wants to steer this process to allow the important car-manufacturing region to benefit from it. By 2021, Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to invest more than 43 million euros in constructing 2,000 new charging stations so “there will be one within a range of 10 kilometres everywhere.”

Find the press release in German here.

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

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