Our Aims

The federal government has committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by 65% overall by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. To achieve these targets, road transport must be ‘electrified’ quickly. A nationwide, demand-oriented and reliable charging infrastructure is needed for this. As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we are advancing the rapid development of German charging infrastructure under the umbrella of the federally-owned NOW GmbH. Our activities are based on the ‘Charging infrastructure master plan’ adopted by the federal cabinet.

The Centre’s goals

  • Accelerate the development of a nationwide and demand-oriented publicly-accessible charging infrastructure through financial support and better regulatory conditions.
  • Support the development of private charging options at home and at work.
  • Build a Germany-wide fast-charging network with 1,000 locations by the end of 2023, so that the nearest fast-charging station can be reached within a few minutes from anywhere in Germany.
  • Create a user-friendly experience with charging points that are easy to find, work reliably and with a payment procedure that is transparent and uncomplicated.

Charging infrastructure master plan

The federal government’s ‘Charging infrastructure master plan’ defines how the federal government can achieve the nationwide development of charging infrastructure with targeted funding, an improved legal framework and active coordination between the federal government, states, municipalities and industry.

You can find the master plan here (PDF, German)

The Deutschlandnetz

To cover the demand for medium and long-haul journeys, the federal government is inviting tenders for a nationwide, demand-oriented and user-friendly fast-charging network with 1,000 locations. Named the Deutschlandnetz (Germany Network), it will ensure that drivers can reach a fast-charging point anywhere in Germany within just a matter of minutes and charge their electric cars rapidly. More information can be found at https://nationale-leitstelle.de/en/foerdern/. An interactive map with the 900 search areas of the regional lots and the 200 motorway locations of the Deutschlandnetz is available at deutschlandnetz.de.


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