The Federal Government is committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by 65% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To achieve this goal, road traffic must be “electrified” quickly. This requires a comprehensive, needs-based and reliable charging infrastructure. As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we are pressing ahead with the rapid development of the German charging infrastructure under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH. Our activities are based on the “Charging Infrastructure Masterplan” adopted by the Federal Cabinet.
To establish a public fast charging network with 1,000 locations by the end of 2023, facilitating charging for longer journeys and in urban areas.
To establish 50,000 publicly accessible fast and normal charging points by the end of 2021.
To accelerate the development of private charging infrastructure through financial support and an improved regulatory framework.
A user-friendly charging infrastructure with easy-to-find charging points that function reliably and bill the charging process transparently using all standard payment methods.
The BMVI’s federal programme “Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles” has funding totalling EUR 300 million to support the establishment of at least 15,000 charging points by 2020. Of this, EUR 100 million are earmarked for normal charging points up to 22 kW and the remaining EUR 200 million for fast charging points that offer charging capacity upwards of 22 kW.
The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) publishes the figures reported under the Charging Point Directive (LSV – Ladesäulenverordnung) for the entire publicly accessible charging infrastructure in Germany – regardless of whether or not they have been funded under the federal funding programme.