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Germany considers further EV incentives

It follows the National Electric Mobility Platform (NPE)’s 2014 progress report, which showed that Germany was one of the biggest suppliers of electric vehicles globally, with 17 plug-in vehicles on the market and 12 more due during 2015.

In September, municipalities were given the freedom to decide how to promote uptake through free parking or special access rights, and the Federal Government is being encouraged at ways to expand research, development and manufacturing within Germany, particularly in terms of battery cell production.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has previously announced plans to put a million electric vehicles on Germany’s roads by 2020, but to date there are no financial incentives against their purchase.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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