News Digest Item
17 Mar 2017

“Germans don’t care about e-cars”

Bild Zeitung

Germans are less and less keen about electric cars, Bild Zeitung reports. According to a survey by, 15.7 percent of people said they were interested in buying an e-car, compared to 16 percent in the 2015 survey, Bild writes. In the countryside, just 11.6 percent are interested in buying an e-car, the newspaper adds. By contrast, high-pollutant SUVs gain in popularity in Germany. Some 17.3 percent of people said they would consider buying a heavy sports-utility vehicle, up from 14.1 percent in the previous survey.

Read the article in German here.

For background on the role of heavy vehicles in Germany’s emissions, see the CLEW article German carbon emissions rise in 2016 despite coal use drop and the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.

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