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Germany plans to phase out the sale of combustion-engine vehicles to help meet its ambitious goal of getting 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Lithium is set to be at a shortage as demand for electric vehicles increases. Brendon Thorne /Getty Images
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.
Germany's pledge to increase the use of electric vehicles and bolster climate protection efforts could ultimately result in a ban on...
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