The World From Berlin 'Electric Cars Are Far Too Expensive'

The German government said last year it wanted to see 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. But this week it conceded that the goal is probably out of reach. Media commentators argue that battery-powered cars are too expensive and don't have a long enough range to make them attractive to consumers.
Electric cars were meant to ensure cleaner cities in Germany, but costs remain high and sales disappointing.

Electric cars were meant to ensure cleaner cities in Germany, but costs remain high and sales disappointing.

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- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff