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Scheuer calls a billion euros for E-car charging stations

Minister of transport, Scheuer wants more electric mobility: The power of yet 16.100 charging points are to be expanded. To Fund new stations, he demands a billion euros from the Federal budget.

With a billion-dollar funding program, the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer electric cars in Germany wants to make popular. "We need to have charging possibilities at home, in the workplace and at the supermarket," said the CSU politician of the "Bild am Sonntag".

According to data of the Ministry of transport, the owners of E-cars charge your car, the majority of home or workplace. The still scanty supply of charging stations is therefore a major obstacle to the spread of E-mobility: Just 16.100 charging points, there were, according to the German Association of energy and water economy at the end of 2018 in the Federal territory.

Up to 30,000 Euro per fast-charging station

transport Minister Andreas Scheuer sets the achievement of the climate targets on E-mobility.

There, Scheuer wants to do: "We want to promote for the citizens of points and their installation in the Garage charging at the half. For this, we need a billion Euro. This must be reflected in the Federal budget," he said. The state should be involved accordingly, with up to 3000 Euro per charging station to the Development, a fast-charging station should be subsidized with 30,000 euros.

The spread of E-mobility could be targets for Germany are crucial for the achievement of its climate, because in this country the traffic is predominantly from petrol and diesel vehicles. According to Figures from the German Federal motor transport authority on 1. January 2019 among the total of 57.3 million registered 83.174 electric cars and 431.400 hybrid cars vehicles. Since 1990, the climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions have not fallen on German roads.

environmentalists criticize Scheuers plans

On Friday, had reported to numerous news media about plans of the Ministry of transport, which, according to Scheuer, the possible restrictions for the benefit of climate protection is to avoid, he is open to vehicles with CO2-poorer fuel.

environmental groups consider this to be poorly compatible with goals of environmental protection and nature conservation: plants used for biofuels compete with the cultivation of food and could lead to more monoculture in the fields. Gas or liquid fuel produced from electricity from renewable energies, have a poor efficiency, their production is not technically Mature yet: Only about 13 percent of the power is used to actually move the car.

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