A German governmental coalition has committed to getting 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
The country currently has just 570,000 battery-powered cars in operation, and will have to ramp up usage by 33% a year.
The timing of the lofty goal puts Germany ahead of a larger European Union effort to phase out combustion-engine cars by 2035.
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Germany currently has an estimated 570,000 registered battery-powered cars, comprising just 1% of the country's fleet, according to Bloomberg.
Germany also has hurdles ahead in raising awareness and accessibility to consumers, who some experts say may be resistant to such efforts.
"Outside of the existing system of fleet emission standards, we advocate that only vehicles that can be refueled with e-fuels can be registered. »