A cheeseburger meal here, a soft serve ice cream there and maybe a bag of chips for the journey. Oh, what the heck, a coffee is also possible. Anyway, we have almost an hour until the electric car is fully charged. What else can you do other than sweeten your waiting time at the rest stop with food and drink? Even. This is hardly compatible with the diet plan, but there can be exceptions. It's just stupid if it becomes the rule. It first became clear that electric cars carry significantly more weight compared to those with combustion engines. Now it's their drivers' turn. Walking around makes you fat because you have to pass the time at charging stations somehow. The gastronomic accompaniment is usually one-sided and unhealthy. The usual burger joints and fast food franchises wave real calorie bombs at rest stops and motorway gas stations. You can quickly accumulate 800 kcal during the average charging time, while the comparatively frugal electric car only consumes double-digit kilowatt hours.

The car doesn't care, but the average German citizen would have to do several hours of physical activity to get the pounds they've gained back. Long distances in particular are the new enemy of the washboard stomach. Every few hundred kilometers the car has to be fed again, and new temptations await its starving driver. The profit-hungry gas stations, rest area and charging station operators have long recognized this and are working hand in hand. On every corner of the more than 13,000 kilometers of motorways in Germany, fatteners are now luring their electric-driving victims. Instead of fast food restaurants, there should be more gyms with charging stations. Or you can just drive a combustion engine again.