Over 16.100 public charging points in Germany by the end of 2018

Over 16.100 public charging points in Germany by the end of 2018-points

At the end of 2018 we can now count on more than 16.100 public and semi-public charging points in Germany are currently included in the BDEW charging station register. A good 12% of the charging stations recorded can be classified as fast chargers. With regard to the last five months, an increase of 20 percent compared to the 13th.500 charging points are recorded in July. More than three quarters of the charging stations are operated by the energy industry.

“Energy companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to expanding the charging infrastructure. And this despite the fact that there have hardly been any e-cars on the streets so far, so the operation of the charging stations has hardly been profitable. In Thuringia, Hamburg and Berlin there are only a handful of e-cars at a charging point. The energy companies are investing in the future and making their contribution so that the traffic turnaround can finally pick up speed.“ – Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the BDEW Executive Board

What is particularly interesting is the fact that in July it was still said: “Over 25 percent more charging stations within one year”, meanwhile there has been a 20 percent increase in just five months. A noticeable suit is therefore present. There are currently around 150 at the Federal Motor Transport Authority.000 cars with electric or plug-in hybrid drive reported. Of the 3.2 million passenger cars that were newly registered between January and November 2018, just 1.6 percent were electrically powered cars.

Kapferer therefore makes it understandable that “the spread of e-cars must progress faster, otherwise the transport sector will miss the climate protection goals for 2030 by light years”. From his point of view, it still lacks models, “which can compete with burners in price and performance”. According to a representative BDEW survey, 29 percent of respondents have already informed about E cars. Five percent of respondents plan to buy an electric car.

As part of the survey, access to private charging infrastructure is repeatedly listed as an important factor in the purchase of an e-car. The government should therefore make more pace when it comes to facilitating the installation of charging infrastructure in private space: through funding and adjustments in home ownership. After all, around 80 percent of the charging processes take place here.

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  1. […] about 17.400 public and part-relevant charging points for Germany are recorded. At the end of 2018 there were about 16.100 and around 13 at the end of July 2018.500. In August 2019, the BDEW charging station register […]


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