German Carmakers Will Invest Almost $68 Billion In EVs And Autonomous Tech

Germany’s automotive industry will invest close to 60 billion euros ($68 billion) in electric cars and autonomous driving technologies over the next three years.

It’s only by putting more EVs on the road that the country can meet stringent EU carbon dioxide emissions targets, which in turn means developing the current charging infrastructure, said VDA president Berhard Mattes in a statement.

“The ramp-up of electric mobility is coming in Europe,” he said. “Without it, the EU’s CO2 targets cannot be achieved by 2030.”

Over the next three years, German carmakers will invest over 40 billion euros in electric mobility, plus another 18 billion euros to be invested in digitization, connected and automated driving, as reported by Autonews Europe.

Mattes also said that Germany, like other major European economies, is set to have a much higher share of electric vehicles among its new registrations compared to the EU average. He also knows that in order for things to progress according to plan, the charging infrastructure for EVs must be expanded and incentives must be offered to e-car buyers.

Price is still an issue

Factors like high sticker prices, limited driving ranges and patchy charging infrastructure are still enough to turn away certain buyers from this market, which is why incentives are so important, and also why we now live in a world in which major rivals have begun working together on self-driving cars, like Daimler and BMW or VW and Ford.

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  • Craig

    A HUGE GAMBLE! One that I think might very well come back to bite them. Maybe even bleed them to death.

    • It’s just connecting the dots. EV’s are not a question anymore, except if you haven’t seen enough stats…

      • Craig

        In other words… if i was as enlightened as YOU are I would think otherwise. lol I’ve seen more than enough. I stand by what I say.

        • Yavor

          You stand by old tech that pollutes cities and kills million in the process?

          Nice…

          Even if you don’t care about the environment, do you at least care about human lives?

          • Craig

            Grow up little man.

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