Germany will require all future gas stations to feature electric car charging ports, in a move to boost demand for electric cars, Reuters reports . The move is also in large part to help alleviate “range anxiety,” one of the major reasons people chose a gas vehicle over an electric one. “Internationally this puts Germany in the leading group of battery electric vehicle support,” energy storage specialist at The Mobility House wrote in a statement, as quoted by Reuters . Going Renewable As part of the country’s greater electric vehicle push, Germany is also doubling its existing subsidies electric vehicles to the equivalent of $6,720 for vehicles costing up to $44,800, CNN reports . “This is about renewable energies,” German finance minister Olaf Scholz told CNN . “This is about all the climate activities which are necessary to get to a [carbon] neutral economy in 2050. We have to start now.” Demand for electric vehicles may be booming in Europe , but Germany still has a long way before turning the majority of consumers towards electric vehicles. Only 3.3 percent of newly registered vehicles in May were electric, according to Reuters . Car sales also saw a huge dip […]


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