Berlin remains the leader in charging stations

Berlin remains the leader in charging stations-stations

Berlin is still in the lead in the city ranking for charging stations. This was announced by the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW). Accordingly, the capital was even able to extend its lead.

Last year, the number of public charging points increased from 974 (December 2019) to currently 1694. This corresponds to an increase of over 70 percent. It is followed by Munich (1310), Hamburg (1226) and Stuttgart (616). Wolfsburg (467) is new in the top 10 and jumped to fifth place. The VW city was able to record growth of around 1500 percent within a year. The other places go to Essen (398), Regensburg (283), Hanover (278), Karlsruhe (261) and Cologne (260). Within a year, the number of public charging points nationwide rose from around 24.000 to around 40.000.

The dynamism in the expansion of the public charging infrastructure is also reflected in the old and new frontrunners in a country comparison, according to the BDEW: Bavaria has recorded growth of almost 50 percent since December 2019 and is currently in first place with 8325 charging points. Baden-Wurttemberg even increased the number of its charging points by around 70 percent and is in second place with 7047 reported charging points. North Rhine-Westphalia (6164), Lower Saxony (3783) and Hesse (2775) follow.

“The expansion of the public charging infrastructure is picking up speed,” says BDEW boss Kerstin Andreae. “At the same time, the expansion of private charging points is going through the roof thanks to the KfW funding program for wall boxes.However, this dynamic development is not a sure-fire success. For the massive expansion, the operators need planning security. Constantly new specifications for unnecessary retrofits made the operation of the charging station uneconomical. Andreae spoke of chains that had to be released. It is important, for example, to provide areas for charging stations quickly and without bureaucracy, to speed up the approval process and to reduce bureaucracy in the funding programs.

With the platform “www.charging column”, BDEW and Energie Codes und Services GmbH offer a comprehensive range of services. In addition to reports from the energy companies, data from other market players such as car park and car park operators, supermarkets and hotels would also be included. For charging station operators, central information on the technical structure, the allocation of subsidies and reporting obligations are available on the platform.

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5 thoughts on “Berlin remains the leader in charging stations”

  1. Here, too, there should be a list in the direction of columns per 1000 inhabitants that would show more how far a city is, so the whole thing is ridiculous..

  2. From the post:

    “Berlin is still in the lead in the city ranking of charging stations.”

    One at least misleading Statement, because absolute “counting” without reference to the number of inhabitants, yes, from the eUser’s point of view practically worthless is!

    I’ll show you a ranking (here limited to 5 places) based on BDEW numbers and Wikipedia population numbers

    Number of charging points per thousand inhabitants:

    •1 Wolfsburg 467 124.371 → 3,755
    •2 Stuttgart 616 635.911 → 0.969
    •3 Munich 1310 1.484.226 -> 0.883
    •4 Hamburg 1226 1.899.160 -> 0.646
    •5 Berlin 1694 3.669.491 → 0.462

    Lo and behold: Berlin is in 5th place. and Wolfsburg on the 1. Place … 😛

  3. It would be interesting to have an e-car per charging station or e-car per required In Hoyerswerda there are many charging stations (6) and hardly any e-cars (maybe 40) there is always free, since only a few are charging at the stations.

  4. In our country, the subsidized charging stations are now being dismantled again. That wouldn’t be so bad if new charging stations were installed. A query to the CDU mayor revealed: We are not responsible for the electric cars. Citizens should charge at home at the socket.
    Thank you Mr CDU Mayor.

  5. I had applied for a charging station in Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf via On-Charge and when the Senate was supposed to give its ok, they said: “Sure, but in July 2022 it has to be dismantled and the original state restored.This is effectively a rejection, although the Senate would not incur any costs. It’s not like the charging stations on the outskirts of Berlin are close together. It was only in December 2020 that my district with 270.000 inhabitants of Lidl the 1. get fast charger. The nearest snoring chargers (2x22kW, 1×3.7kW) are almost 1.5km away from me. It is reasonable to assume that Berlin would like to have its BE-emobil charging stations alone as far as possible and thus create a regional monopoly.


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