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11 Jul 2017

“Federal government remains optimistic with regard to e-cars”

pv magazine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in May that her government was probably going to miss its goal of putting one million e-cars on the road by 2020 - but now the mood seems to have changed, Peter Hannen writes in pv magazine. In a response to a parliamentary inquiry by the Green Party, the government said a support programme started last year was going to “significantly speed up the market penetration of e-cars”, although gauging the exact magnitude was difficult. However, the government still had the goal to get “as many e-cars as possible” on the road by 2020. The international trend towards e-mobility was going to aid the government’s intentions, it added, saying that the exact time was less important than a “dynamic” transformation process.

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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