Electric car charging stations are still relatively few and far between, but they can be ubiquitous within a decade – at least in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that the government wants a "million charging points" in the country by 2030. That will represent 50 times more than the roughly 20,000 points available now. Not surprisingly, Merkel did not expect this to happen through sheer willpower. The industry will need to "participate in this effort" if it is to happen, she said.