Energy industry demands a switching of the conveying means in the direction of charging infrastructure

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Energy industry demands a switching of the conveying means in the direction of charging infrastructure-switching

Energate has loaded to the interview and in this with Marie-Luise Wolff, President of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) and Henning Kagermann, chairman of the Steering Circle of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM), via attractive E models, the Expansion of the charging infrastructure and a battery cell production entertained in Germany.

Electric model variety is currently missing in practice

The entry into the discussion will find the conference participants about the previously missing selection of powerful E-transporters. From the point of view of Wolff, the transport sector hangs further afterwards, as it lacks attractive E models. From our own experience, she knows how to report: “All energy suppliers have great transporter fleets and would like to change, but there are no powerful E-transporters so far”. As a CEO of the ENTEGA ENTEGA, it considers that the selection of E models continues to grow and the tightened European exhaust gas specifications for new cars for the year 2030 ensure that the innovation pace of the car industry is increasing.

The longtime SAP board and now chairman of the Steering Circle NPM Kagermann, however, believes that it would probably be more likely that prices are falling. “I hope we reach a cost parity of conventional and electric vehicles by 2025,” says Kagermann. But both he, as well as Wolff see the need to further improve the conditions for electromobility.

Switching of the promotions from the environmental bonus in charging infrastructure

From the E models away, towards the charging infrastructure. Here Kagermann is sure that the applicable quite more brake, as accelerating. He referred to the conversation with Energate on the existing for three years Electromobility Act, which enables cities to introduce their own parking areas or traces for E vehicles. From his point of view, “95 percent of the municipalities do not do that yet”.

Also for Wolff is the topic of charging infrastructure a point that is at discussion. From your point of view and with a view to the members of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW), it is to be understood that the energy sector has gone in advance in recent years, when expanding the loading infrastructure. In the future but not just charging columns can be built, hoping that an electric car invites you.

In the future, the industry need to provide durable information. Wolff also sees the conversion of the funding from the environmental bonus in the direction of charging infrastructure as a way to further expand the charging infrastructure in Germany.

Already several times Auto experts have therefore pronounced to use the funding – at least partially – otherwise. Approximately in the expansion of the loading infrastructure for electric cars, which has large gaps especially away from the big cities. Among the advocates of reconvitation was, among other things Andreas Obersteller, President of the Federal Office for Economics and Export Control, in whose house takes place the processing of the environmental premium.

An analysis of the Car Institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen underscores the arguments of Wolff that the charging infrastructure in Germany is still not prepared for a large number of electric cars. Rather, the German charging column infrastructure for electric cars “a desert”. In September 2018, it shows that the state-funded expansion of charging columns for electric cars is just dragging.

Battery cell production in Europe quite desirable

Both Kagermann, as well as Wolff, see the plans of a European battery cell production as positive. In particular, the dependence on Asian cell suppliers play a crucial role here. Therefore, Wolff “It’s right if you are concerned with a big consortium again”. Although Kagermann pointed to the two-digit billions, which are necessary for construction and maintenance of a cell production. But it would strategically make sense to reduce dependence on other manufacturers.

Only at the end of December became known that the two neighboring countries Germany and France will want to go hand in hand in the future when it comes to promoting the production of battery cells in Europe. For this you have already launched a joint statement at the beginning of the week, which implies the battery technology as a key factor “in several important areas of industrial value creation”. In particular, the electrification of traffic systems and the storage of renewable energies is highlighted.

In mid-November, it was already known that the German Federal Government wants to provide a billion euros for the production of battery cells for electric cars by 2021. The money comes from a funding pot of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, as Federal Minister Peter Altmaier, who also referred the batteries as “key technology”, announced after a meeting with EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic.

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  1. Redeployment ? In my view, there should be a “both as well as promoting charging infrastructure and e-car purchase. As long as the prices for E-cars are still so high, the premiums should not be shortened.
    In the area of charging infrastructure, underground garages (also in private apartment blocks) and public parking lots should be supplied with charging stations, ie. financially supported. But also support for all who want to load at home in their garage.


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