However, according to the expert blog Motointegrator, such a plan is in danger. In a forecast based on developments to date, Motointegrator considers ten million electric cars to be a feasible goal.
“The focus of the meeting was the question of how to achieve the goal of 15 million electric passenger cars in Germany by 2030 and how the expansion of electric cars can be strengthened in the long term. The participants in the conversation were united in the fact that this goal must be realized quickly,” government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit told reporters. He noted that debate participants see lower prices for electric cars as a path to the 2030 plan, which can be achieved by reducing costs, thanks to technological developments in the battery sector and the development of recycling practices.
The topics of the meeting at the Chancellery were also the security of supply chains and state support for building battery and chip factories in Germany. The discussion also focused on improving the charging infrastructure.
Expert blog Motointegrator pointed out that electromobility is gaining ground slowly in Germany. In his forecast, he emphasized that the German electric car market is dominated by the German concern Volkswagen and the American automaker Tesla, but Asian brands are experiencing a rapid growth rate. The blog also noted the uneven share of electric cars between business and private use, with electric cars for company fleets accounting for up to 40 percent of newly registered company cars.
The slow progress of the electrification of car transport is also criticized by the leading German car club ADAC, according to which there is a lack of affordable models. Officially, only three models are available in Germany under 30,000 euros (CZK 730,000). Regarding prices, Hebestreit said that electric cars are more affordable than comparable models with internal combustion engines, taking into account the entire lifespan.
According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA), there were one million fully electric cars in Germany on January 1 of this year, which at the time corresponded to roughly two percent of vehicles in use. From January to the end of October, KBA registered about 425,000 newly registered electric cars. Among newly registered cars this year, battery cars have a share of 18 percent.
Today, the environmental movement Greenpeace protested against the slow pace of electrification of the German vehicle fleet, which on the road in front of the entrance to the chancellery vylilo from a giant barrel of a substance resembling oil. The movement later told reporters that it was harmless sugarcane molasses. In a statement, the movement also said that Scholz is not the climate chancellor he described himself as before the election, but an oil chancellor. Among other things, Greenpeace proposes that only electric cars can be registered in Germany from 2025.