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Our Aims

The German government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by a total of 65% by 2030 compared to 1990. To achieve these goals, road transport must be “electrified” swiftly. This demands a nationwide, demand-oriented and user-friendly charging infrastructure. The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, operating under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH, has supported the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) in the development of the Masterplan II and continues to provide assistance in the coordination and implementation of the measures.

Target scenario for charging infrastructure 2030

  • Establishment of an overall charging infrastructure system that makes electric road transport possible for all user groups. The basic prerequisite for a comprehensive and demand-oriented charging infrastructure is that it is available wherever users expect it. Charging must be possible everywhere and without detours or lengthy waiting times – in both day-to-day life and on long-distance journeys.
  • The establishment and operation of the charging infrastructure must be conducted in a fair, competitive environment that represents an appealing field of entrepreneurial activity for as many participants as possible in order to provide consumers with transparency and choice.
  • Rigorous digitalisation through a uniform, fast and automated exchange of data will provide decisive stimuli for all fields of activity that accompany the expansion of the charging infrastructure.
  • To ensure the electrification of the transport sector can be implemented sustainably, the expansion of the charging infrastructure must also go hand in hand with the requirements of the energy transition and the expansion and restructuring of the electricity system.
  • Alongside individual mobility in the passenger car sector, battery-electric drives will also become increasingly important in the field of light and heavy commercial vehicles. For this reason, we are working together with the BMDV on, among other things, an initial fast-charging network for heavy commercial vehicles along major roads.

    The Masterplan II can be found as a PDF file (in German) here.


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