Angela Merkel and the German government once declared the lofty aim of putting one million electric cars on German streets in a bid on how to show the world how to be environmentally responsible.
One for the history books. Electric cars cannot compete in Germany – even 108 years later.
But today they admit they will not even come close to reaching this target. In fact experts say Germany faces a new challenge: how to ensure a basic supply of electricity to its homes and businesses this winter, forget about powering a million cars with electricity in addition!
Not long ago, Germany’s energy generation and distribution system globally was second to none when it came to reliability, price and stability, making the country an attractive location for energy-intensive, high-tech industry. Germany was even a net exporter of power.
But then the government and media, having succumbed to mass climate and nuclear hysteria, made a rash, blind leap into alternative energies, particularly sun and wind. Electricity prices have been skyrocketing ever since and the supply of power has become unstable and expensive.
Larger companies are now moving out.
Germany’s power generation and distribution infrastructure has taken a massive hit because of the conversion to renewable energies. In just a few short years electricity has become one of the most expensive in the world and experts are now placing even bets that the grid will not be able to avert a blackout this winter. So far and so fast have the mighty fallen.
The hype is over. The high expectations for electric cars, which have no carbon dioxide emissions, has been replaced by huge disappointment, the paper wrote.”