BDO publishes Delphi study: What Germany needs for e-mobility to succeed

February 2018

The European Union has issued guidelines enshrined in a series of directives targets and roadmaps to tackle climate change, primarily through a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The EU guidelines specify ambitious decarbonisation goals for Member States. Notwithstanding the fact that the German federal government has already adopted a broad programme to implement European agreements, it was clear that Germany would not be able to reach the European targets, in particular the 20/20/20 targets, without taking further action. The German federal government launched a new and comparably ambitious plan to address another important source of greenhouse emissions: automobiles. The aim was to make Germany the leading market for electric mobility, with one million electric cars on the streets by 2020.