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    Friday, February 06, 2015

    GERMANY CONSIDERS EV INCENTIVE

    Greens ask for electric car buyer allowance

    4 February 2015 (The Local)

    “The Green Party wants to boost electric and hybrid car sales…[Its] new proposal in parliament asks the government for a €5,000 buyer subsidy for private people looking to buy a electric car. The Green parliamentary committee behind the request has also suggested a €2,000 subsidy for people looking to buy a hybrid vehicle…[Its leader] accused federal Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt of keeping his foot on the brakes on the electric auto market…[and] said the federal government should use taxes collected from cars whose emissions are over the European limits to fund the subsidies...Many Germans cite the higher price tags as one of the hurdles to switching from combustion to an electric motor-driven car…A lack of infrastructure, such as charging stations, is also cited as a hindrance…In 2009, Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be one million electric cars on German roads by 2020. With five years left to that goal, there are only 24,000 electric cars [of the country’s 3.04 million cars] being driven in Germany…” click here for more

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