Germany wants to introduce subsidies for electric vehicles and boost the number of recharging stations in the country. By 2020 it wants a million electric vehicles on the road.
China has set a 2019 deadline for global carmakers to meet new quotas for so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEVs), meaning their annual sales in China must hit a specific threshold of electric cars or plug-in hybrids.
Electric cars are all the rage of late, but how secure is their future? Tesla is facing the prospect of a strike in Germany - just one problem that could put the brakes on the current darling of the market's growth.
Japanese automaker Nissan has flaunted its second-generation Leaf vehicle, an electric car that comes with autonomous driving functions. While the car boasts an extended range, old drawbacks remain.
Our author recently took his first spin in an electric car in Berlin. Now he's wondering why these cars are a rare sight in the city. It's about more than just their reach.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version