Altmaier expects around 14 million electric cars by 2030

Federal government forecasts assume that the number of electric cars by 2030 could be up to 40 percent higher than previously assumed.

Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier expects that significantly more electric cars will be on the roads in Germany by 2030 than previously targeted. “I assume that the number of electric vehicles in Germany in 2030 will be a huge amount up to 40 percent higher than previously assumed,” said the CDU politician of the Augsburger Allgemeine . He referred to new calculations commissioned by the federal government.

So far, the federal government had expected 7 million to 10 million registered electric cars by 2030. According to experts, around 14 million battery-powered cars could be required by 2030 to achieve the climate targets in transport. “What we are experiencing at the moment is a very rapid change towards sustainable mobility,” said Altmaier.

Altmaier expects around 14 million electric cars by 2030

The proportion of new cars that can use electricity as an energy source continues to rise sharply. In the first six months of this year, 163,571 plug-in hybrids and 148,716 battery-electric cars were registered for the first time in Germany. To put it into perspective: a total of 1,390,889 new cars were sold during this period. Of these, 314,491 had a diesel engine. In April 2021, plug-in hybrids and electric cars were overall ahead of diesel engines for the first time. This trend continues.