Before the auto summit, Merkel promises a million charging stations.

Status: 03.11.2019 12:09 p.m..

When it comes to e-mobility, there is a wide gap between desire and reality in Germany. Chancellor Merkel is promoting the mobility transition ahead of tomorrow’s auto summit – and promising one million charging stations by 2030.

Regardless of whether BMW, Mercedes or VW – when it comes to automobiles, nobody has led the Germans for decades. But with the turnaround in traffic and the transition to alternative drive technologies, the Autonation threatens to lose touch. The federal government has repeatedly missed the targets it had set itself in the field of e-mobility – for example, that one million electric cars would roll on German roads in 2020.

This is also putting Germany under pressure when it comes to climate protection.

In her video podcast, the Chancellor promises more commitment to e-mobility.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is therefore counting on further purchase premiums and an expansion of the charging station network in order to encourage more citizens to buy electric cars. One day before the auto summit in the Chancellery, she said in her weekly video podcast that industry must also make a contribution. This should finance the purchase premiums together with the state.

In addition, “we want to create a million charging points by 2030, and industry will participate in this,” promised Merkel.

Hydrogen is also part of the strategy.

In addition to these topics, the Auto Summit in Berlin will also focus on other topics: In the new drive technologies, hydrogen will also play a strategic role in addition to electromobility. On the other hand, it will be about the effects of the change in mobility on the world of work, said Merkel. Therefore, the suppliers are also invited to the meeting. “We will talk about how people can make the transformation from the classic combustion engine to electromobility,” said Merkel. “We want to take our skilled workers with us on the way to a modern, climate-friendly future.”

In addition to the Chancellor, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil will take part in the Auto Summit. The participation of Economics Minister Peter Altmaier, who last broke his nose in a fall, is still unclear. Representatives of the trade unions and several board members of the manufacturers are also expected.

Anyone who owns an electric car sometimes has to plan their trips strategically so that they don’t run out of electricity.

Apple of contention charging stations.

In the case of charging stations, an agreement should at least be outlined. There have been talks between the energy companies and the Ministry of Transport for a long time, said several insiders. The final details are likely to be wrestled on Monday.

Suppliers’ fears that charging stations that have already been built could turn into investment ruins have been eliminated.

With reference to a “master plan for charging infrastructure” by the federal government, the news agency DPA reported that Berlin wanted to make the economy more responsible for the nationwide development of charging points. Specifically, it is about charging stations that are rarely used and not very economical – but are nevertheless of “strategic importance” for the network. For such locations, “regulatory requirements” may be necessary.

Scheuer wants to double the premium for e-cars.

The outgoing President of the Association of the Automotive Industry, Bernhard Mattes, recently emphasized that progress had to be made, especially with the charging infrastructure for e-cars. In order to achieve the EU’s CO2 targets by 2030, there would have to be seven to 10.5 million e-cars on German roads by then.

When it comes to charging options, politicians are also required, especially the municipalities, because they know the local conditions best, emphasized Mattes. “The 20,000 or more public charging points available today are not enough. By 2030, one million public charging points, an additional 100,000 fast charging points and several million private charging points are necessary.”

Car summit: Chancellor Merkel wants to promote e-mobility Dirk Rodenkirch, ARD Berlin 03.11.2019 14:26.

MDR aktuell Radio reported on this topic on November 3rd, 2019 at 12:00 p.m..

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