Credit card terminal for charging columns from 2023 duty

Credit card terminal for charging columns from 2023 duty-terminal

The Federal Council has approved the change of the charging column ordinance without any changes – the mandatory credit card terminal will come. Change recommendations The committees were all rejected, reported “ “, as well as an amendment from Schleswig-Holstein.

Thus, the Country Chamber has no objections to the version of the Cabinet Ordinance (LSV), which the cabinet decided in May. The change provides that charging column operators must offer at least one contactless payment by means of a common debit and credit card as a minimum standard from July 2023 – the columns must have a card reader and a PIN pad for entering the PIN. But it is also permissible for a central terminal for several columns, for example in a charging park. Existing columns do not need to be retrofitted.

The Committee of Economic Committee, the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Transport Committee had recommended the Bundesrat to the Bundesrat, to “agree to the Regulation only” in accordance with some changes “. Exactly the mandatory installation of physical card readings was criticized by the committees.

The card readers would only be used at a relatively smaller part of the charging processes, as the vast majority of motorists and motorists usually involve contracts using RFID charging cards or digital applications, the opinion of the committees. However, the physical devices are expensive at acquisition cost and in operation. The costs would have to be carried by all customers.

This followed the committees of the criticism of some associations, such as that of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW). The BDEW had already pronounced in the past against the map terminal obligation and also renewed the criticism in the morning before the decision in the Federal Council. “Our goal and central guiding principle must be to advance the electromobility in the next few years. An obligation to install card readers in all charging columns is counterproductive, “says Kerstin Andreae, Chairman of the BDEW’s main management. “It is clear, the cost of installation and operation of the obsolete technology are placed on the charging price and increases the charging current. This can not be in the sense of consumers.”

In practice, the card terminal terminal without mandatory retrofitting of the pillars, which until 30.06.2023 go into operation, provide for years of parallel operation: there will be a lot (new) pillars that go into operation shortly before the balance sheet date. There it is still permissible that only by loading card, app or web-based solution can be paid – and not by credit card. How user-friendly this solution is so if the motorist can not recognize in advance whether he can pay by credit card or a charging card is needed, 2023 will show.

The mandatory credit card terminal is the most controversial point of amended LSV. While the different duty mentioned here from summer 2023 applies here, other innovations are valid with the entry into force of the new LSV. This includes a new definition of a public charging point. With the approval of the Federal Council, the Federal Government can now proclaim the regulation as planned. “It enters into force for the most part on the first day of the privion next quarter,” said the Federal Council.

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9 thoughts on “Credit card terminal for charging columns from 2023 duty”

  1. Yes, already clear. Card reader, the Z.B. to be built into tower thousands in cigarette machines, are irrepered in acquisition and operation. And the Customer’s values would rather install another app on his smartphone and / or add another card to his collection. Where would we go when Bev would be so simple and uncomplicated, how to refuel a burner?

  2. The state should not interfere everywhere. These pensioner fallback solutions will not help the right donkeys. You will do it, even with credit card to use the machine incorrectly. And there will be swimming of those who do not even have a credit card. Just look at the ticket machines in Berlin OPNV. Easy to use, but really simple can not be if there are many rates. Therefore, people with low comprehension and / or crowded senses are completely helpless in front of these machines. So you can not participate spontaneously and legal do not participate in public transport. That seems ok too. Better so here would be a plug&Charge compulsory for CCS from 2025.

  3. Juhu, the banking industry has also managed to cut off a slice of the cake. On the charging infrastructure still less lean and the electricity prices rise even more!

    Everything for the benefit of a handful of customers who prefer to pay the more expensive adhoc price than the tariff of their charging card.

    At DC charging columns, I could still understand that. That’s expensive giant entrants anyway, but with AC pillars, which should distribute slim in the city? Because there is still a keyboard and a display. This will probably survive in big cities for a long time.

    I am completely satisfied with the previous practice. The only thing you could have done even better would be a duty as in the Netherlands to accept all charging cards.


  4. So I would still like to have the old proven coin liner and with sludgeberries or fairy dust would certainly also pay one or the other still – oh yes non-European currencies like the pound should also take account of &# 128521;

  5. Because everyone is so unopolitan, I am for the old gas station principle, which has proven itself in Germany, where still most of them pay with cash.
    The charge is classified in the charging shop by a charging well classic at checkout, incidentally, a hot dog or a Mars can be packed.
    Then also the charging system may not be missing, which puts the plug into the car for one and cleans the discs and looks at the frunk.
    After all, everything was better earlier.
    Why does a plug need&Charge and card payment, these costly technology can only afford the neighboring countries where many fossil gas stations do not work differently.
    Personally, I prefer plug&Charge, for which all modern BEVs are suitable for the rest, at least as standardization.
    Otherwise, I would not have a problem with cards, whether credit or RFID.
    Much worse I find generally charging columns that do not want to work, a fault service is not accessible, or the answer is, column will be back in order next week.

  6. If an EC card reader is so cheap that it is worthwhile in cigarette machines, then one could install both in the charging columns, so plug&Charge and EC card reader, then helped many.

  7. EC is a duty for the AC columns around the corner? If so, then it will (yet) more expensive to operate the (fail-safe).

    And at expensive HPCs, the effort is reasonable, but added value close to zero.
    Every motorist has its charging current provider and tariff. EC will hardly use someone in practice.

  8. Again not consistent. Duty from 2022 would have been appropriate. The definition for a maximum kWh price is long overdue. The providers also collect subsidies from the state.
    The maximum fees both during current refueling, as well as in the settlement must be set. There are already excesses see on 79 cents / kWh and unique current tank fees. Unbelievable !!!


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