Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

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Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022.

The government originally aimed to have that many e-cars in Germany by 2020, but slow uptake in the land of the Autobahn forced it to abandon that goal.

A government advisory panel said Wednesday that recent additional financial incentives for buyers have helped provide the necessary jolt for Germany to reach the million mark two years late.

Official figures show some 460,000 electric or in Germany last month, and about 13,500 publicly accessible charging stations.

German automakers, shaken by the diesel emissions scandal, now have 33 electric or hybrid cars on offer, a figure the industry expects to triple in the coming years.


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Sep 19, 2018
"Thank you, African child miner! Without you we couldn't have clean electric cars, windmills & solar panels! Mine on little one!"
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If solar panels and wind turbines were really so good, then they would be installed directly on the electric cars, and coal would be unnecessary to power the electric grid to recharge the electric cars.
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Sep 19, 2018
If nuclear power plants were really so good, then they would be installed directly on the electric cars.... Oh, wait, no, that's obviously a stupid argument whether it's solar, wind, or nuclear.

Sep 20, 2018
If nuclear power plants were really so good,...
Carbon-free nuclear energy is so good that it can power aircraft-carriers, submarines, spacecrafts, ice-breakers.
Sails and windmills were replaced centuries ago by steam engines because wind is "unreliable".
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KBK
Oct 03, 2018
1 million cars.

Batteries, batteries, where art thou batteries?

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