Auto summit: More charging stations for e-cars and scrap bonus for trucks

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Before the start of the auto summit between the federal government and the auto industry on Tuesday, the first details of an aid program became known. The federal government wants to help the ailing industry, but also promote electromobility in Germany.

According to a paper available to, the government is planning a scrapping scheme for trucks. The exchange of older vehicles for trucks of the most modern Euro emission class is to be promoted. According to the Minister of Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier (CDU), an additional billion euros will flow into a “future fund for the automotive industry” in order to support the change in the long term.

More charging infrastructure structure at filling stations

In addition, more charging stations for electric cars are to be installed in Germany. The aim is for every fourth filling station to be equipped with a fast charging station by the end of 2022. By the end of 2026, 75 percent of all petrol stations in Germany should have such a charging station.

So far, the lack of charging infrastructure has been seen as an obstacle for many motorists to buy an electric vehicle. The automotive industry has therefore repeatedly called for more charging options to be created.

The increased purchase premium for e-cars is to be extended until 2025. The so-called environmental bonus was recently increased significantly. Initially, this was planned to run until the end of 2021 in order to stimulate the economy during the Corona crisis. “In order to further support the ramp-up of electric vehicles and to give companies planning and investment security, the innovation bonus will be extended until the end of 2025,” the document says.



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