The death of a man who was hit by an Audi SUV at a Munich petrol station has reignited debate over the impact of hybrid cars on road safety.
The incident took place on Tuesday, when the Audi hit the man, 40-year-old Christian Czernin, who was cycling along the motorway.
The Audi was heading west on the Autobahn when the accident occurred.
The man died at the scene, and a preliminary investigation showed that the Audi had been travelling at about 65km/h (45mph) when it hit the pedestrian.
The driver, a 37-year old man, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
He was later charged with failing to stop at a red light.
He was also charged with reckless driving.
Police have not released the names of the suspects.