29 Mar '17, 12pm

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

Germany, Austria electric-car charging networks improve, fast

Stephen Edelstein Mar 29, 2017 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Enlarge Photo Two adjacent European countries are stepping up efforts to improve their public electric-car charging infrastructure. Initiatives in Germany and Austria should see major improvements to charging networks in a short period of time, as both countries aggressively promote electric cars in an effort to reduce emissions. Austria hopes to unify what is already a considerable number of public charging stations into a unified network. DON'T MISS: Germany may miss 2020 emission targets, government report shows (Dec 2016) Germany is focusing on simply increasing the number of stations, an effort that led to 27-percent growth in public charging stations last year, reports Reuters. Of the charging stations added last year, 292 were DC fast-charging installations, according to electricity-industry group BDEW. The group...

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