Germany should have a million charging stations for electric vehicles by 2030. Such a goal was identified yesterday by Chancellor Angela Merkel in a video message preceding the meeting scheduled for today with representatives of the automotive industry. The meeting will be dedicated to accelerating the transition to electric cars.
There are currently 20,000 public charging points in Germany. Potential buyers often call the lack of infrastructure the reason for refusing to purchase an electric car.
In addition to battery electric vehicles, the government is exploring the prospects of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to decide on subsidies that could make such vehicles more attractive to consumers.
For the production of electric vehicles, fewer workers will be needed than it is now necessary for the production of cars with gasoline and diesel engines, but the state takes this into account and seeks to preserve jobs in the industry.