The $2.4 billion plan to get Germans to buy EVs
The Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen has a plan it thinks could work: a fuel tax. Add one euro cent to the price of a liter of gasoline or diesel, and the result would be a $2.4 billion haul that could subsidize electric car purchases and provide 80,000 charging stations.
The German government knows subsidies are needed, but no one's begun to lay out a way to enact them. Automakers are looking at higher emissions hurdles on the left and tepid consumer uptake on the right. Head over to Forbes to read more on CAR's plan and what's at stake.
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