31 Aug '11, 6pm

Gartner Group study questions Germany’s plug-in focus - Should batteries just be a piece of the solution? While the

Gartner Group study questions Germany’s plug-in focus - Should batteries just be a piece of the solution? While the

Gartner Group study questions Germany’s plug-in focus Car sharing just as important as plug-in vehicles? Should batteries just be a piece of the solution? While the Frankfurt Auto Show will be a forum for many new hybrid and plug-in vehicles, a new consumer survey suggests that most German consumers aren’t nearly as bullish as the German government regarding such vehicles. Consequently, Gartner suggests that Germany should reconsider its largely singular focus on plug-ins and also include alternatives, such as new engine technologies, car sharing, public transportation, etc. According to Gartner’s latest survey only “16 percent of Germans would consider buying a battery car, compared with 52 percent who want gasoline power, 43 percent hybrids, 37 percent diesel and 25 percent natural gas motors,” according to the DetroitNews. Also, the keyword is ‘consider’. As US studies ...

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