“German Electronic Scheme Gets EU approval” , EUbusiness, 13 February 2017

"The significance of the scheme is that it is in line with the European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility, and that it will help speed up deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport and contributing to the decarbonisation agenda."

The plan to unfold the user-friendly network for charging electric vehicles in Germany happens to be in line with the EU state rules, commented by the European Commission. It appears that this scheme can address a huge gap in the market as the society will benefit from the reduction of harmful emissions and noise pollution which most definitely will encourage customers to utilize these electric vehicles. The infrastructure scheme encourages the installation of high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles, as well as extending existing infrastructure, at a cost of EUR 300 million over four years. The scheme welcomes all; companies, individuals, local authorities, and many more, and also requires that the electricity used is from a renewable energy source. "A significance of the scheme is that it is in line with the European Strategy for low-emission mobility, and that it will help speed up deployment of low-emission alternative energy for transport and contributing to the decarbonisation agenda". The Commission expects that the financial support for the construction of the infrastructure will create a leverage for its expansion without further support. On this basis, the Commission has concluded that the scheme is in line with the EU state aid rules, and this allows aid to facilitate such economic activity in the common interest, under certain conditions.

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