Germany wants 1 million electric-vehicles on the road by 2020

Germany, the home of some of the best sports cars in the world, is hoping to get one million electric-vehicles on the road within the next decade. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top executives of the country’s main automakers and energy companies are meeting in Berlin to launch a new initiative to develop electric vehicles.

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Known as the “national platform for electric mobility,” the efforts started after Merkel pledged to have one million electric vehicles on the road within the next decade.

Merkel says that there is a need to move away from natural resources and to push for sustainable technologies that will help limit the effects of climate change.

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer supports Merkel’s efforts and said German is well positioned to become a technology leader in the market.

“To make this happen, our leaders in politics and industry have to be pulling in the same direction,” Reithofer said.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Detroit News