Angela Merkel wants Germany to have a million electric-vehicle charging stations by 2030

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands next to an electric car during a visit to a solar-powered subway station at Dwarka in Delhi, New Delhi, India, on November 2, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Andreas Rinke

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany will need one million charging points for electric cars in 2030 at the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a video message posted on Sunday, ahead of meetings on Monday, with the automotive industry on how to speed up the move towards a low-emission battery-powered vehicles.

For this purpose, we want to have a million charging points by the year 2030, and the industry will have to participate in this effort, and that’s what we’re going to talk about it,” Merkel said. Germany now has only 20,000 public charging stations.

The meeting held at the house of the rolls, is the second one, the problem is that it brings fast-action, so that in Germany the transport sector to meet national emissions targets.

The meeting will also focus on the promotion of alternatives to gasoline and diesel, including cars that run on hydrogen fuel cells, as well as those powered by batteries, by the government and the industry to share the cost of the subsidies for those who buy a policy.

The government wants to do the job to protect of cars and spare parts.

“We want to give our dedicated employees along on the road to a modern, climate-friendly future,” said Merkel.

Reporting by Vera Eckert

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