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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Electric cars: Almost 40,000 public charging points in Germany

Since December 2019, the number of public charging points in Germany has increased by 15,000.

39,358 public charging points are currently shown in the charging station register of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW); a seventh of them are DC fast chargers. This means that the number of charging points has increased by around 15,000 compared to December 2019, by 3800 within the past three months alone.

The BDEW announced that there was also a significant increase in the expansion of the private charging infrastructure . According to the Federal Ministry of Transport, funding applications for over 300,000 wallboxes have been submitted since the start of the funding program for private wallboxes at the end of November 2020. This is important because more than 9 out of 10 charging processes have taken place at home or at work.

“It is more than questionable whether we will need a million charging points by 2030, because that would be a scenario that is based on the assumptions that have since become obsolete: 900,000 normal charging points of 11 kW,” said Kerstin Andreae, chairman of the BDEW management board. More and more vehicles could already charge faster today. These dynamics as well as the type of (also) electrically powered vehicles would have to be taken into account when expanding the charging infrastructure.

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