Despite Poor Sales, Angela Merkel Still Wants 1 Million EVs on German Roads by 2020

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel said in 2010 that she wanted to see 1 million electric cars on German roads by 2020. However, the market did not seem to take her words seriously. On January 1 2013, only 7,114 of Germany’s 43.4 million passenger vehicles were EVs. Even if hybrids are added to electric car sales, the number is still unconvincing – just 72,109.

“Our plans and projects are ambitious, but we have a good chance of fulfilling them,” Merkel said on Monday at a government conference on electric vehicles.

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