The EU countries are batting for electric and green energy-driven vehicles in a major way. Germany-which is home to some of the most prestigious vehicle brands, is in no mood to be left behind by others. The major car brands have come up with several electric car models that have got mostly positive reviews so far. What hinders the mass adoption of such vehicles is a shortage of enough charging points, and this is a global issue. If German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her ways, that is going to change in Germany by the end of 2030. The Chancellor recently said the govt. is eyeing for setting up one million charging stations for the electric vehicles in Germany. As of now, there are over 20000 points in operation, approximately.
Chancellor Merkel is upbeat about the country reaching the target within the projected timespan. However, she is also aware that this change will not happen only by will power! She said the car industry in Germany would have to take a proactive role in making the country self-sufficient in electric vehicle infrastructure. A new stepped-up strategy will be required. As it is, other EU listed countries are pushing for the adoption of electric and environment-friendly vehicles. France, for example, wants to ban all combustion engine vehicles by 2040. The EU itself wants to become climate neutral approximately by 2050. More charging stations will indeed instill the confidence in the consumers to switch from fuel-driven cars to electric ones.
While a section thinks the statement of Chancellor Merkel as farfetched, it is not improbable. The German carmakers are now focusing a lot on making EVs, to cope up with their Japanese and US rivals. They are also keen on augmenting the existing charging network, both to boost the sale of EVs and maintain their reputation. Germany is home for some of the major automobile brands, including the likes of Daimler, Volkswagen, and BMW.