e-mobility infrastructure growing very slowly
The number of public charging stations for electric vehicles has risen from 13,500 to 20,650 within one year. A significant increase, but the figures still fall considerably short of the original targets.4 Sep 2019 David Schahinian
According to the charging station register , in which German energy industry association Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW) has been recording all public and partially public charging stations in Germany since 2018, three quarters of these are operated by the energy industry; the percentage for fast-charging stations is 12%. The association sees an “urgent need for action” in the expansion of the private charging infrastructure, since 85% of charging processes take place at home or the workplace. A change in tenancy and residential property law could make it easier for tenants and owners to set up their own charging infrastructure. The power grids are not expected to prove an obstacle to this mobility change: The BDEW believes they are already capable of charging up to 13 million e-car cars today. According to German online statistics portal Statista , only 83,200 electric cars were registered in Germany at the start of 2019.
Despite the increase in the number of charging stations, the figures fall considerably short of what was agreed in the German government’s coalition agreement (Line 3516 ff). The original target was to make at least 100,000 additional charging stations available for electric vehicles by 2020, with at least one third of these fast-charging stations.
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