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Electric cars: Merkel wants to crack the million mark by 2022


Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) expects one million electric cars in Germany by 2022 at the latest. The original goal of reaching one million electric vehicles by 2020 is missed. But catch up the German car industry very quickly, and they will be 2021 or 2022 so far, said Merkel on Thursday in The Hague.

In doing so, it is picking up insights from the National Platform for Electromobility, which had already postponed its millionth anniversary almost a year ago.

At the beginning of 2019, 83,000 pure electric vehicles were registered in Germany, according to the Kraftfahrtbundesamt. Added to this were just under 67,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, both segments recorded high growth rates. Compared with the beginning of 2018, the numbers were each more than 50 percent higher.

Merkel was with several ministers for climate consultations with the Dutch government in The Hague.


The current model of Renault Zoe costs 41 kWh 21,900 euros, the range to WLTP should be 316 km. New is the Zoe with 52 kWh battery, which creates in the WLTP up to 390 km and costs at least 23,900 euros. Top model is the Zoe Intens with 52 kWh for 27,900 euros.


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