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Germany backs draft bill to promote EVs

The cabinet has passed a draft bill that would provide EV drivers with benefit such as special parking spaces at public charging stations in a move to drive EV sales, according to reports.

The country has a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on its roads by 2020, from about 21,000 at the start of the year.

‘Electric cars will get their own labels so they’re recognizable to everyone,’ Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said in a statement. ‘Sales will rise amid an increasing selection of electric models and a growing number of e-cars on the roads.’

The bill is expected to come into force in 2015.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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