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01 Aug 2016

“’Environment bonus’ e-car scheme doesn’t help environment, government admits”


The government admits that the sale of 300,000 electric vehicles under the new “environment bonus” scheme will do little to reduce emissions, writes Kevin P. Hoffmann in the Tagesspiegel. And the 1.2 billion euro plan, which will see buyers receive a subsidy of 3000-4000 euros per e-car, is also yet to take off, he adds. Since starting at the beginning of July, only 1523 applications have been made – if demand remains as low, it will take 16 years before the 300,000 vehicles are on the road.

Read the article in German here.

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