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Germany requires all petrol stations to offer charging stations

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As part of its economic recovery plan, Germany has stated that it will oblige all filling stations to offer electric car refills to help eliminate refuelling problems and stimulate consumer demand for these vehicles.

Boosting the sale of electric vehicles.

Despite improvements in electric vehicle performance over the past decade, range anxiety is one of the main reasons why drivers are choosing gasoline vehicles over electric ones.

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This measure could significantly boost the demand for electric vehicles, alongside the broader €130 billion economic stimulus package which includes taxes penalising the ownership of large polluting combustion-engine powered sport utility vehicles and a €6,000 subsidy for the purchase of an electric vehicle. Germany’s announcement follows a French plan to boost sales of electric cars announced last week by President Macron.

Drivers who are still cold.

In Germany, electric cars accounted for only 1.8% of new passenger car registrations last year, with diesel and petrol cars accounting for 32% and 59.2% respectively.
In Germany, electric cars accounted for only 1.8% of new passenger car registrations last year, with diesel and petrol cars accounting for 32% and 59.2% respectively.

The conversion of Germany’s 14,118 service stations would boost the demand for electric vehicles. This new regulation is exactly the kind of policy change we would like to see in more countries as part of their post-pandemic recovery plans.

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