The World from Berlin "If They Really are that Good, Electric Cars will Prevail"

Berlin has announced plans to drive up the number of electric cars in Germany to one million by 2020, touting financial incentives worth two billion euros by 2013. German commentators wonder whether the money is being spent in the right place -- or whether it is simply filling the coffers of large car manufacturers.
Germany has already produced some electric cars -- such as this BMW -- but is lagging behind other countries in developing the technology.

Germany has already produced some electric cars -- such as this BMW -- but is lagging behind other countries in developing the technology.

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-- David Knight