Germany to mandate EV chargers at all gas stations

Shell gas station charger
Shell gas station charger

Germany will take a bold step forward and require every gas station in the country to also install electric car charging stations as well.

Reuters reported Thursday the requirement is included in a $146 billion economic recovery plan that's come about in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to move quicker to transition drivers from polluting vehicles and to zero-emission cars. In fact, the stimulus package will include new taxes for those that purchase SUVs with an internal-combustion engine.

Charging infrastructure has been a well-documented issue car buyers express when mulling over an EV purchase. With too few stations, "range anxiety" ensues, or the fear a driver won't have a place to charge their car if the battery runs out of juice.

Leave a Reply