In this section you will find press releases and event information about the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.
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Deutschlandnetz: Federal Transport Minister Scheuer presents 1,000 locations for fast charging points and pricing model
Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer today gave the starting signal for the tender of the Deutschlandnetz (Germany Network). In order to provide the basic supply of fast charging infrastructure for medium and long-distance traffic, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is calling for tenders for the construction and operation of a good 1,000 fast charging sites, each with several charging points.
Several thousand new fast charging points will thereby be created – the Deutschlandnetz. They will complement the existing large fast-charging sites and thus ensure a comprehensive and demand-oriented fast-charging infrastructure throughout Germany. Charging capacities of up to 300 kW must be made possible on site.
Minister Scheuer: “The next fast charging station needs to be located within 10 minutes! That is the goal we have set ourselves. And that is what we will deliver. This is because charging must always be possible everywhere in Germany. Only in this way will we succeed in awakening people’s enthusiasm for climate-friendly mobility and encourage them to switch from a combustion engine to an electric car. An important factor in making the switch is also the price at the charging station. That is why we have set a price cap of currently 44 cents per kWh in our tender, which is below the price of diesel. In total, we are allocating around 2 billion euros for the construction of the 1000 fast-charging locations.”
The establishment and operation of the Deutschlandnetz will be awarded within the scope of two separate tenders:
- Regional lots
- Nationwide lots on motorways
Today’s announcement focuses on the publication of the 900 search areas of the regional lots and the pricing model. The tender provides for a floating price cap of 44 cents per kWh. By defining a pricing model for charging at the locations of the Deutschlandnetz, the aim is to ensure that there are no adverse repercussions for the market developing in parallel and that users find fair prices at the same time. The level of the floating price cap of 44 cents per kWh has been chosen taking into account both free market and climate policy aspects.
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH: “Germany is aiming to be climate neutral by 2045. This is a major challenge, especially in the transport sector. The answer is electrification in all variants in order to be able to guarantee mobility with renewable instead of conventional fossil energies. In the case of passenger cars, the lion’s share of the fleet must be directly electrified. The prerequisite is a nationwide, convenient charging infrastructure. The Deutschlandnetz is an essential element for this to become a reality.”
Johannes Pallasch, Spokesperson of the Management Team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “With the tender for the Deutschlandnetz, a new approach now complements the federal government’s instruments for the rapid expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany. With this fast charging network, we are specifically eliminating the last ‘white spots’ on the charging map and setting new standards. This approach is unique worldwide. I am looking forward to the start of the tender and witnessing a ‘competition of ideas’ among the tenderers.”
The move from funding to tendering is a paradigm shift in government support for the expansion of charging infrastructure in Germany. In addition to the BMVI’s funding programmes for public and non-public charging infrastructure, an approach now exists in which the construction and guarantee of operation of the charging points are contractually binding for the winners of the tender process. The evaluation criteria include costs, concept and customer friendliness.
The 900 search areas are spread over 23 regional lots in a total of 6 regions (North-West, North-East, Central Germany, South-East, South-West and West). These search areas define a specific area, such as around a transport hub. In each search area, a fast charging location with at least four and up to 16 fast charging points is to be created. The bidders must submit or identify suitable locations within these search areas. This procedure is aimed at regionally active operators as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The regional lots are to be put out to tender on 15 September 2021.
An interactive map with the search areas can be found (in German) at: www.deutschlandnetz.de
The nationwide lots on motorway comprise approx. 200 locations on unmanaged rest areas along the federal motorways. They are intended to create a seamless charging infrastructure along the motorways. This call for tenders is intended in particular to address companies that are active throughout Germany and Europe. The tender for the nationwide lots on motorways will be issued by Autobahn GmbH in autumn.
In determining the need for search areas and their provision with charging points, the pre-existing fast charging infrastructure with a capacity of more than 150 kW was taken into account. The federal government also defines minimum technical requirements and quality standards at the locations of the fast charging network and will ensure that they are met.
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No charging, no driving:
“Wirkkette Laden” (“Process Chain of Charging”) project analyses sources of malfunction at charging of electric vehicles
As sales of electric cars increase, so too does the range of products, functions, services and business models that are related to charging. The challenge: Numerous market participants, such as those operating the charging stations, mobility service providers, component manufacturers as well as back-end and network operators, must work together to establish a smoothly functioning chain of activities so that vehicles can be reliably charged. But this does not succeed in all instances. In 10 to 15 percent of cases, a vehicle that has arrived at a charging point cannot be charged there.
The “Wirkkette Laden” project aims to examine the causes behind this. Under the coordination of NOW GmbH and project management organisation PtJ Jülich, the Charging Interface Initiative CharIN as consortium lead, the University of Stuttgart, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, ABB, Stromnetz Hamburg, BMW, EWE, EcoG, Digital Charging Solutions and IONITY are investigating the potential sources of error that can occur during the charging of electric vehicles. The federal government is supporting the project, which will run until 20 April 2022, with funding amounting to 1.1 million euros.
Using data obtained from real charging processes, the aim is to highlight errors and causes of faults according to their prevalence along the “charging chain” and to supplement findings from living lab tests. Various vehicle models from different manufacturers and charging stations ranging from 11 kW to 350 kW are available for this purpose. In addition, the quality of standards and specifications that specify the interfaces of the entire charging process will be assessed. By the end of the project, a catalogue of measures will be specified.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure always has a clear focus on the users in its work. As such, we very much welcome the ‘Wirkkette Laden’ project. The data that will be collected throughout the project and the insights to be gained will help to make charging infrastructures even more reliable. This is an important aspect on the path of electric mobility into the mass market.”
Oliver Hoch, Interim Programme Manager Electric Mobility at NOW GmbH: “Battery-electric mobility is a key technology for the establishment of a sustainable transport system and for achieving the climate protection goals in this area. With the Electric Mobility Funding Guideline, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) is particularly promoting the realisation of research and development projects to support the market ramp-up of electric vehicles and innovative concepts for climate-friendly mobility as a valuable contribution towards an effective transport infrastructure. A successful charging experience is essential for the market ramp-up of battery-electric mobility. Together with the project management organisation PtJ Jülich, we are supporting the ‘Wirkkette Laden’ project, which has set itself the task of identifying, defining and solving problems in the charging process. Without charging, there is no driving.”
Claas Bracklo, Chairman of CharIN e. V.: “CharIN is proud as project initiator and being part of the team by taking over the role as neutral interface for all actors as the consortium lead. This project will bring electromobility a big step forward by enhancing the user experience during the charging process.”
More information about the project:
“Wirkkette Laden”: Improving the charging quality of electric vehicles by systematically analysing the causes of errors in the charging chain (in German).
Profile on the project status (in German)
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BMVI provides 300 million euro charging infrastructure funding at attractive everyday destinations
Berlin, 30 March 2021 – Under a new funding programme of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), small municipal utilities and local authorities as well as companies in the retail and hospitality sectors can submit funding applications to install charging infrastructure from 12 April, 2021 to 31 December, 2021.
The goal is to accelerate the installation of charging stations at attractive everyday destinations, such as supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, and municipal facilities, like swimming pools.
The funding amounts to 300 million euros and covers up to 80 per cent of investment costs. It is based on the new BMVI funding guideline: “Local Charging Infrastructure”. De minimus funding is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The applications must be submitted to the Federal Office of Administration (Bundesanstalt für Verwaltungsdienstleistungen (BAV)).
The guideline expands BMVI funding mechanisms for a demand-oriented, nationwide and user-friendly charging infrastructure in Germany. The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, which has been driving forward the rapid build-up of German charging infrastructure since the beginning of 2020 under the umbrella of federally-owned NOW GmbH, is supporting the shaping of the guideline.
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure: “We are building charging infrastructure where it will be used every day, i.e. where people actually are –supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, swimming pools or sports fields. Thus we are helping to provide a solution to all those who can recharge neither at home nor at work. With 300 million euros in funding, we are bringing more charging options specifically to locations where cars are already parked.”
Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “Rapidly increasing numbers of e-vehicle registrations require urgent, accelerated installation of charging poles, as we want customers to be able to recharge simply, and anywhere. The new funding programme emphasizes the importance of local services and facilities as well as SMEs in the development of a comprehensive and user-friendly overall system. Municipal as well as small and medium-sized enterprises know local needs and are important for the acceptance of electric mobility on the ground.”
The funding is aimed at providing speedy assistance for SMEs. For example, small and medium-sized enterprises in the retail and hospitality sector that are particularly affected by the pandemic crisis have the opportunity to install a charging point inexpensively through the programme, thereby increasing acceptance on the part of their customers. Particularly in rural areas, these establishments have a significant number of parking spaces, which makes the construction of publicly accessible charging infrastructure especially attractive. Municipal companies, e.g. supply and disposal companies, can also benefit from the funding and make the topic of charging infrastructure construction more relevant.
The funding in detail:
- The funding is granted as de minimus aid.
- Only SMEs in line with the EU definition (also municipal companies) and local authorities are eligible for funding, provided the maximum overall funding amount does not exceed 200,000 euros over the current and last two calendar years.
- The following will be funded:
– The purchase of standard charging infrastructure (AC and DC) (3.7 kW to 22 kW) with up to 80% of the overall costs, max. of 4,000 euros per charging point,
– The purchase of fast-charging infrastructure (DC) of 22 kW to a maximum of 50 kW with up to 80% of the overall costs, max. of 16,000 euros per charging point,
– The connection to low voltage, including installation and construction costs in the amount of 80% of the overall costs, max. 10,000 euros funding per location.
- Funding combined with buffer storage is also possible (maximum funding amount is analogous to the associated grid connection).
- If accessibility is reduced (opening times: at least 12/6), the subsidy amount will be reduced to 50%.
- Subsidised charging points must facilitate contract-based charging, roaming and ad hoc charging.
- Electricity must be produced from renewable sources.
- The charging infrastructure must be installed by 31.12.2022.
The BAV is the granting authority as well as the contact for administrative and funding-related queries. Applications are to be submitted via www.bav.bund.de.
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure at the programme company NOW GmbH is available by email for technical queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Advisory board of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure meets
The advisory board of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure meets today for the second time. The focus of the digital meeting will primarily be on the first six-month report of the Centre and the implementation status of the federal government’s Charging Infrastructure Master Plan.
The board is chaired by Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Director-General for Policy Issues at the Federal Transport Ministry: “The challenges that have to be conquered in establishing a nationwide, demand-oriented and user-friendly charging infrastructure for Germany can only be resolved by the federal government cooperating with the relevant stakeholders from industry, associations, federal states and municipalities as well as science. I am delighted that so many specialists are contributing within the advisory board of the Centre and are taking on these challenges together with us.”
The 24 members of the advisory board advise the Centre in terms of strategy and content and support them in implementing the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan as well as outward communication. They meet at least twice annually. Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson of the management team of the Centre: “The advisory board is an important hub for us to network with our stakeholders. The members give us feedback on our work and provide important impetus, which is extremely valuable to us.”
Commissioned by the BMVI and under the umbrella of federally-owned NOW GmbH, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure coordinates and manages activities for the development of charging infrastructure in Germany.
Members of the Advisory Board:
Stefan Gerwens / ADAC e.V / Leiter Verkehr
Christian Hochfeld / Agora Verkehrswende / Direktor
Dr. Jan Strobel / BDEW / Leiter Abteilung Mobilität
Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Vorsitz) / BMVI / Abteilungsleiter Grundsatzangelegenheiten
Alexander Schleicher / BMW AG / Referent Corporate Strategy
Dr. Winfried Horstmann / BMWi / Abteilungsleiter Industriepolitik
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel / CAM/ Direktor
Jürgen Döring / Daimler AG / Leiter Regulatory Strategy
Dr. Markus Brohm / DLT / Referent Verkehr
Jan Strehmann / DStGB / Leiter Mobilität
Thomas Kiel d´Aragon / Dt. Städtetag / Referent Verkehr
Amadeus Regerbis / EnBW AG / Leiter Ladeinfrastruktur
Robert Echtermeyer / E.ON SE / Senior Manager E-Mob
Werner Harms / EWE AG / Senior Manager TP
Florian Regnery / FNN im VDE / Manager E-Mobilität
Lex Hartman / ubitricity / Geschäftsführer
Marco Albrecht / MENNEKES Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG / Strategic Account Manager
Dr. Rolf Apel / Siemens AG / Energy Management Division
Dr. Joachim Damasky / Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA) / Geschäftsführer Technik
Bernd Mayer / Verband der Internationalen Kraftfahrzeughersteller e.V. (VDIK) / Geschäftsleitung Technik
Alexander Pehling / Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) / Fachgebietsleiter E-Mobilität
Elke Temme / Volkswagen AG / Geschäftsfeldleitung Laden & Energie
Marion Jungbluth / Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (vzbv) / Leiterin Mobilität/Reisen
Hans-Martin Fischer / ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. / Referent Elektromobilität
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Funding programme for private charging stations to increase by an additional 100 million euros
Since 24 November 2020, the federal government has been subsidising the purchase and installation of private charging stations for electric cars at residential buildings. A 900 euro subsidy is available per charging point. Due to the high demand, the original funding volume of 200 million euros has now been increased once again to a total of 400 million euros.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “We are delighted with the tremendous success of the funding programme for charging infrastructure at residential buildings. We emphatically welcome the decision to double the funding for this programme. Home charging is one of the cornerstones of the ‘overall charging infrastructure system’. The more charging stations there are in the residential environment, the broader the acceptance of electric mobility will become in society.”
As of 25 February 2021, more than 300,000 charging points have been applied for, representing a funding volume of 270 million euros. An average of 2,500 applications are submitted every day.
The funding is available to home owners as well as to tenants and landlords. Eligible charging stations must provide exactly 11 kilowatts of power, draw electricity from renewable sources and be controllable. The facet of control entails that the stations can be integrated into the electricity grid in such a way that its stability is guaranteed at all times.
Please note: The charging station may only be purchased after an application has been submitted. The 900 euro subsidy is paid out after proof of installation has been provided. In addition to the purchase price, the subsidised costs include installation, connection and other installation work.
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German Federal Cabinet Passes Fast-Charging Law
“An important step on the road toward high-performance charging infrastructure throughout Germany.”
Berlin, 11.2.2021 – The “Provision of Nationwide Fast Charging Infrastructure for Pure Battery Electric Vehicles Act” (“Gesetz zur Bereitstellung flächendeckender Schnellladeinfrastruktur für reine Batterieelektrofahrzeuge”), or Fast-Charging Law for short (SchnellLG, “Schnellladegesetz”), has been passed by the German federal cabinet. With this law, the federal government is establishing the legal basis for the targeted expansion of a nationwide network of fast-charging points for long-distance and medium-distance traffic in Germany.
The goal is to establish a dense fast-charging infrastructure (HPC = High-Power-Charging) that is able to meet the demands of users as e-vehicle registrations continue to rise, even at peak times such as holiday periods and at previously uneconomical locations. Providing intensive support in the creation of the law was the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, which was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport to coordinate and manage the federal government’s activities to expand the charging infrastructure in Germany, under the umbrella of NOW GmbH.
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH: “The passing of the Fast-Charging Act is an important step on the way to a high-performance charging infrastructure for the whole of Germany. In order that the climate targets of the federal government can be achieved, the ramp-up of e-mobility must continue at a dynamic pace. To alleviate the fears of people regarding the issue of range, we need a nationwide and convenient fast-charging infrastructure, which we will now tackle with the call for tenders for the 1,000-location programme.”
In order to ensure an efficient development of the planned fast charging network and to fill existing local gaps, a tendering process will be implemented in the future, in accordance with the new law. The procedure will involve the allocation of lots that will include locations that are both more and less heavily frequented. Contractually obligatory for the tendering parties will be the establishment and warranty of the charging points – which is in contrast to previous and existing funding programmes. Moreover, the federal government will also define the supply and quality standards at the locations of the fast-charging network and ensure their compliance.
Johannes Pallasch, Spokesperson of the Management Team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “Up until now, the federal government’s funding programmes have not led to the establishment of a nationwide fast-charging infrastructure that satisfies demand. This is because the operation of charging infrastructure in many locations does not offer a sufficiently attractive business model in the short to medium term. The Fast-Charging Law has created the basic prerequisite for the establishment of 1,000 fast charging hubs across the nation – even in places where economic operation will only be possible at some later point in time. During this initial situation, this ‘top-down’ approach is the economically sound complement to the existing ‘bottom-up’ approach through funding programmes and the industry’s own initiatives.”
The needs assessment for the planned fast charging network is conducted by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. With the help of mobility and charging data, details of the vehicle types and on the basis of the existing charging infrastructure, it analyses the charging requirements for medium and long-distance journeys. For this purpose, it utilises the so-called StandortTOOL digital location tool (www.standorttool.de). Based on the resulting analyses, sites are then put out to tender for the construction of fast-charging locations.
The Fast-Charging Law is to be passed by the German Bundestag and Bundesrat before the end of spring. The tender for the 1,000 sites is to commence in the summer of 2021.
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Fast-Charging Law passed: BMVI creates legal basis for the tendering of 1,000 fast-charging hubs
On Wednesday, 10 February 2021, the German federal cabinet passed the bill submitted by Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer for the provision of a nationwide fast-charging infrastructure for pure battery electric vehicles – the Fast-Charging Law (Schnellladegesetz). By doing so, the BMVI is creating the legal basis for the proposed tender to establish a public fast-charging network with 1,000 locations.
Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer: “The nearest fast-charging station must be readily accessible within just a few minutes. To come closer to this goal, we intend to establish 1,000 fast-charging hubs nationwide by 2023. The Fast-Charging Law is a crucial prerequisite for launching the Europe-wide call for tenders and thus the development of the new locations. Only with a nationwide and user-friendly charging infrastructure can we succeed in persuading more people to switch to climate-friendly electric vehicles and charge them with energy from renewable sources. With a charging capacity of more than 150 kilowatts, fast charging is particularly crucial for ensuring the suitability of electric cars for long journeys. We are striving to enable mobility with better air quality, less noise and, most importantly, lower CO2 emissions.”
The draft law, which was agreed upon by the ministries, was passed by the cabinet today. The Fast-Charging Law (Schnellladegesetz) is to be passed by the Bundestag and the Bundesrat this spring. The invitation to tender for 1,000 sites is to commence in the summer of 2021.
- The funding programmes for the development of a charging infrastructure for e-vehicles, which have now been in place for several years, are not sufficient on their own to ensure that the infrastructure is developed quickly, reliably, in line with demand, across the board and in a consumer-friendly manner – especially with regard to locations that are rarely or only temporarily frequented (e.g. during holiday periods).
- They offer no guarantee for the rapid installation and permanent operation of charging infrastructure, because despite the granting of funding, the recipient of the grant is not obliged to actually install it.
- In addition, charging at most charging points has so far only been possible with a normal charging capacity (of 22 kW at most), because fast charging (with over 100 kW) has not yet been specifically pushed nationwide.
- In contrast, there are far too few fast-charging points with high power (in view of the vehicles that will be available in the future and the intended use over medium/long distances). Currently, less than 2% of all charging points have a charging capacity of at least 100 kW. For the successful market ramp-up of e-vehicles, however, a needs-based, nationwide and user-friendly charging point infrastructure is essential.
- For this reason, the federal government is supplementing its funding policy.
- First step: The construction and operation of a nationwide fast-charging network at 1,000 locations will be commissioned in a Europe-wide tender. This entails that the fast-charging network should cover the demand for medium and long-distance mobility on trunk roads as well as important locations in urban areas. The locations must always be public and accessible around the clock and can be located on public or private land.
- With the charging infrastructure, an efficient and non-discriminatory accessible backbone of electric mobility is being established with uniform specifications to ensure user-friendliness.
- With a view to the 2030 target, these locations only make up a small proportion of the necessary overall network. However, they are already necessary for a forward-looking infrastructure expansion in order to increase the acceptance and attractiveness of battery-electric mobility.
Key points of the tender
- The federal government is not to become an operator of charging facilities itself. Rather, the infrastructure development for the market ramp-up of electric vehicles is to be warranted through long-term contracts with operators. The tender will be for HPC (High-Power Charging) charging infrastructure with a capacity per charging point of at least 150 kW, which ensures fast charging for medium and long-range mobility.
- The tender is expected to be divided into 10 to 15 lots. Bidding consortia may also be formed, so that small and medium-sized enterprises also have the opportunity to participate in the process.
- Since this is a Europe-wide tender, European companies can also apply for the tender. An appropriate cut of the lots will ensure competition in the tender.
- The federal government will select several operators who will then establish and operate the charging stations on its behalf. The operators are legally obliged to install the charging points in precisely defined regions, within a certain time frame and with corresponding standards.
- The operator who submits the best offer, taking into account economic aspects, wins the contract.
- The existing charging infrastructure will be included in the needs assessment, which will be conducted by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. With the so-called “StandortTOOL” digital location tool, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has a tool at its disposal that takes the location and performance of existing charging points into account when planning for future demand. In this way, it is possible to exclude the possibility that charging points of the planned fast charging network are unnecessarily planned to be installed near already existing charging points. This will also avoid the development of unnecessary competitive conflicts.
- A funding volume of some 2 billion euros has been earmarked for the development of the fast-charging infrastructure. The federal government will participate proportionately to the extent that this is necessary in accordance with the results of the tender.
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Funding of more than 30,000 public charging points
BMVI funding guideline for public charging infrastructure completed on schedule after three years
Since 2017, municipalities, public institutions, companies and private individuals have been able to receive funding for the construction of publicly accessible charging points from the Federal Transport Ministry under the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, whether they be in carparks, sports facilities or supermarkets, in town and city centres. A budget of 300 million euros was allocated to this.
The result: 30,883 charging points were approved, of which 9,849 were fast-charging points with a charging output of more than 22 kW. 11,488 of the charging points are already in operation, almost 20,000 will be added to this number in future. As the project management agency, the Federal Agency for Administrative Services (Bundesanstalt für Verwaltungsdienstleistungen (BAV)) will complete the federal funding programme overseen by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure by the middle of the year. The final number of approved charging points may alter slightly due to withdrawn approvals both on the part of the applicant as well as the authorities.
Data from the subsidised charging points on utilization, output and other parameters are available to the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure and are used for, among other things, the planning of new funding programmes. At the moment the new version of the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is being prepared and coordinated. A 500 million-euro funding volume has been allocated, with the next funding call planned for the spring of 2021. In future, both regular as well as fast-charging infrastructure will be funded, so that all scenarios for using charging infrastructure in the public space are addressed.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “The first nationwide funding programme for public charging infrastructure is a success. With the charging points that are approved but not yet installed, we are creating a good foundation for charging infrastructure in the public space. This year and in the years to come, we will take into account the accelerated ramp-up of electric vehicles with the new edition of the federal funding programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and other funding and financing programmes, so that everyone in Germany can rely on a good charging infrastructure, wherever they may be.”
“The FlächenTOOL: Application and Use in Municipalities”
Event team of the NOW
“The FlächenTOOL: Application and Use in Municipalities”
Our seminar is aimed specifically at representatives of local authorities. We will explain the functions of the FlächenTOOL (plot tool) step-by-step and then take time to answer your questions. In addition, we would like to learn directly about your experiences with and feedback on FlächenTOOL.
The FlaechenTOOL.de digital information platform of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure provides information about sites in Germany that are available for the installation of charging infrastructure. Federal states, municipalities, municipal companies, businesses and private individuals have the opportunity to offer their properties that are suitable for the installation of charging infrastructure. Parties wishing to invest in charging infrastructure will find suitable sites here.
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:00-11:30am
Please sign in here, approx. 10 minutes before the start of the online seminar (in German).
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Today, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer invited to a summit meeting on the expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. They were joined by representatives of the energy industry, municipal enterprises and the automotive industry, as well as Johannes Pallasch, speaker of the management team of the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure.
„People are willing to switch to electric mobility if the conditions are right.“
Only through targeted cooperation between all stakeholders, such as with the introduction of a uniform, user-friendly payment system at public charging stations, can the further successful penetration of electric vehicles in the market be achieved. This was the shared position of the summit participants.
Among the topics addressed by Johannes Pallasch was the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure’s newly developed FlächenTOOL (plotTOOL): A digital platform that creates a link between property owners and those interested in investing in charging infrastructure and looking for suitable locations. “With FlächenTOOL, we are accelerating the development of public charging infrastructure in Germany,” explained Johannes Pallasch. People are willing to switch to electric mobility if the conditions are right. This is also shown by the extraordinary success of the federal government’s new support programme for private charging stations. Since 24 November 2020, 76,758 applications for 94,118 charging points with a funding volume of a little over 84 million euros have been submitted (status: 12:00 am, 2 December). The funding programme runs until the end of 2023 and has a total volume of 200 million euros.
Further information (in German):
“WEMoG” to facilitate development of private charging infrastructure
The Home Ownership Modernisation Act (WEMoG – Wohneigentumsmodernisierungsgesetz) comes into force on 1 December 2020. It aims to facilitate the installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in rented and owner-occupied residential property and thus implements a central goal of the federal government’s Charging Infrastructure Master Plan.
Owners of apartments now have the right to make changes to the shared property and install charging infrastructure – such as the installation of a wallbox in the underground car park. In future, such structural changes will be possible with a simple majority, which can also be legally asserted, as long as the alterations do not “fundamentally alter” the housing estate or “unfairly disadvantage” other housing owners.
From now on, anyone renting an apartment can also demand that the landlord permits the installation of an electric charging point as well as measures for barrier reduction and protection against theft, at the tenants’ expense.
“Up to 85 percent of all charging procedures currently take place at home. The federal government’s new support programme for private charging stations is attracting extraordinarily great interest. This shows that people are willing to switch to electric mobility if the conditions are right. The Home Ownership Modernisation Act will now further accelerate the expansion of private charging infrastructure – we are thus placing the ‘overall charging infrastructure system’ in Germany, consisting of public and non-public charging facilities, on an even more stable foundation,” says Johannes Pallasch, who heads the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure under the umbrella of NOW GmbH, together with Dagmar Fehler.
Online seminar: Use of FlächenTOOL
Event team of the NOW
Online seminar: Use of FlächenTOOL
With the FlächenTOOL (plotTOOL), the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure has created a digital platform that provides information about properties in Germany that are potentially available for the development of charging infrastructure. Federal states, municipalities, municipal companies, businesses and private individuals have the opportunity to list their properties here. This means that anyone wishing to invest in recharging infrastructure will find suitable sites here.
In our seminar we explain the functions of the tool, step by step. Afterwards, participants will have plenty of time to ask their questions and receive comprehensive answers.
Please ensure you log in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Participation is free of charge.
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900 euro grant for private charging stations: application possible from today
From 24 November 2020, applications can be made to KfW for state support for private charging stations. There is a 900 euro subsidy available for each charging point.
Homeowners, tenants and landlords can all avail of the funding. Eligible charging stations must have a capacity of exactly 11 kilowatts, be powered by renewably-sourced electricity and be controllable. The controllability option allows the stations to be integrated into the electricity grid in such a way as to guarantee its stability at all times.
Important: The charging station may only be purchased after the application has been submitted. The 900 euro grant will be paid out after proof of installation has been provided. In addition to the purchase price, installation, connection and installation work is included in the subsidized costs.
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How many charging points will Germany need by 2030? Information provided in a new study from the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure
The electrification of road transport is indispensable to protecting the climate, and a demand-oriented charging infrastructure must be in place to facilitate this. But how great will the demand be over the coming years? The new study: ‘Charging infrastructure after 2025/2030 – Scenarios for market ramp-up’ by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure provides us with this information. It was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and carried out by the Reiner Lemoine Institute.
Using scientific methodology, the study calculates for the first time how much and above all, what kind of charging infrastructure must be constructed by 2030 in order to meet demand. It is based on confidential information from the major car manufacturers active in Germany about their planned vehicle launches. The study takes into account new technological developments such as high power charging (HPC) and places user needs at the forefront.
- The stock of e-vehicles may increase much more dramatically by the year 2025/2030 than currently assumed. This is demonstrated by confidential data from the car manufacturers surveyed. Up to 14.8 million battery-electric e-vehicles and plug-in hybrids could be registered in Germany by 2030.
- The demand for publicly accessible charging infrastructure in 2030 is estimated to lie between 440,000 and 843,000 charging points. This number is dependent on how much private charging infrastructure is available and how busy the publicly accessible charging infrastructure is, but also on user charging behaviour: if more charging hubs with fast charging points are used in future, demand will be significantly lower.
- The calculations also show that the rigid 10:1 ratio of e-vehicles to publicly accessible charging infrastructure no longer applies. The study calculates an 11:1 ratio of e-vehicles to publicly accessible charging infrastructure in 2021, rising to 20:1 by 2030. The reason for this is the better availability of private charging infrastructure and the increasing charging capacity of e-vehicles. The ratio for 2030 also varies depending on the type of environment. The study team ascertained a 14:1 ratio in urban areas and 23:1 for suburban and rural areas.
- According to calculations, there will be a charging point available at around 61 per cent of private residential parking spaces by 2030. Publicly accessible charging points are urgently required to bridge this gap.
- Whether it is at work, while shopping or taking a recreational trip, every single charging situation is important. However, the street environment will play the most important role. A demand of 420,000 charging points was calculated for locations where cars are most frequently parked: at the side of the road or in public carparks.
- The share of private charging is predicted to increase to 76-88 per cent by 2030, leaving the share of public charging at 12-24 per cent.
Methodology and data basis
For a valid prognosis on the e-mobility of the future, detailed information on current user behaviour and the stock of e-vehicles up to 2030 is needed. The study team from the Reiner Lemoine Institute conducted intensive stakeholder dialogue with the relevant actors and confidential discussions with the car manufacturers active in Germany. Based on this data the researchers determined the mobility and charging behaviour of households and thus deduced charging infrastructure demand. Data on the mobility behaviour of certain types of households from the study: ‘Mobility in Germany’ was also included in the calculations. Commissioned by the BMVI, ‘Mobility in Germany’ is a nationwide survey of households on their everyday transport behaviour.
The rapid establishment of a nationwide and user-friendly charging infrastructure is a major goal of the federal government’s Climate Action Programme 2030. To implement this, a year ago on 18 November 2019, the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan was adopted.
The results and the methodology of the new study offer a solid basis for the revision of the Master Plan and for providing scientific support to the targeted development of charging infrastructure.
“In future there should be a regular exchange with actors to scientifically support the development of charging infrastructure in Germany. In this way the interests of the actors can merge and the charging needs of users better estimated. The methodology of this study provides a suitable foundation for this”, says Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson and one of the two heads of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. “Only when the development of charging infrastructure is seen as a common challenge, and when technological variety can be seen as a solution and a strength, can this development be successful.”
The study can be downloaded here.
The factsheet with the most important content at a glance can be found here.
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FlächenTOOL (plot tool) for charging infrastructure brings supply and demand for property sites together
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, presented the new FlächenTOOL (plot tool) at yesterday’s summit of the ‘Alliance for Modern Mobility’ in the framework of the annual conference of the Network for Sustainable Mobility (NaKoMo).
With FlächenTOOL, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has created a digital platform providing information about properties in Germany potentially available for the construction of charging infrastructure. Those wishing to invest in charging infrastructure can find the appropriate sites here.
Federal states, municipalities, municipal companies, companies and private individuals have the opportunity to showcase their properties on the FlächenTOOL. The web application is specifically designed so that no special previous knowledge is required. It takes less than five minutes to enter the necessary basic data – location, plot size, number of parking spaces and public accessibility. Further details can be specified as an option, such as connection to the electrical grid, availability of toilets and proximity to restaurants, shops, tourist attractions or recreational facilities. To advertise the sites, individual descriptions and photos of the sites and their environments can be added.
Anyone looking for locations for the construction of charging infrastructure gets an overview of potential suitable plots and their features. Results are filtered according to different parameters, such as postcodes. From December it will be possible to make direct contact via the FlächenTOOL.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson and one of the two heads of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure says: “Our plot tool supports and accelerates the development of charging infrastructure in Germany. It can be used in the upcoming funding calls to find suitable sites as well as for the development of the planned nationwide fast charging network with 1,000 locations. Climate and environmental protection begins on the local level. Municipalities in particular can benefit from our tool and help their citizens avail of a well-developed charging infrastructure, without having to finance it themselves.”
900 euros for private charging stations: list of models eligible for funding published
From 24 November 2020, applications can be made to the KfW for state funding for private charging stations. There is a 900 euro subsidy per charging point. The list of wallboxes eligible for funding has now been published.
Homeowners, landlords and tenants can avail of the funding. Eligible charging stations must have a capacity of exactly 11 kilowatts, be powered by electricity from renewable sources and have controllability. This last aspect allows the stations to be integrated into the power grid in such a way as to ensure grid stability at all times.
N.B.: The purchase of the charging station must only be made after the application has been submitted. The 900 euro grant will be paid out after proof of installation has been provided. Aside from the purchase price, mounting, connection and installation work is included in the subsidised costs.
Johannes Pallasch, Head and Spokesperson of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “Private charging facilities constitute an essential part of the overall charging infrastructure system which consists of public and non-public charging stations. As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure we are working on creating user-friendly options for every possible charging scenario. Subsidising private charging infrastructure is an important step in this regard.”
Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer announced the funding programme for private charging points at the beginning of October at the opening of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. The volume of the funding programme amounts to 200 million euros. It is part of the “Charging Infrastructure Masterplan” adopted by the Federal Cabinet.
The list of eligible wallboxes is not yet final, additions may be made. Wallbox manufacturers can still contact the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure with a model to be tested.
National Centre for Charging Infrastructure introduces itself
As part of a series of online seminars, every morning from 9:30am on 9-11 November the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure team will offer insight into its work and present approaches and topics.
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure introduces itself
A nationwide, demand-oriented and user-friendly charging infrastructure for Germany – how can this be achieved? Dagmar Fehler and Johannes Pallasch, the Centre’s management team, provide answers. They report on the status of implementation of the charging infrastructure master plan and discuss the objective of the Centre: ‘Simply charging’, as well as how it came about. They give an insight into the organisational structure and the functioning of the Centre.
Bedarfsplanung digital: Tools und Daten für den Ausbau der Ladeinfrastruktur
“In the future, the next fast-charging station should be reachable by electric car in ten minutes” – this is one of the goals of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. This requires a nationwide and demand-oriented charging infrastructure in Germany – in rural as well as urban areas. Joelle Randrianarisoa, Felix Steck and Waldemar Brost present the methods and instruments with which the Centre plans and manages the expansion of charging infrastructure in Germany: StandortTOOL and FlächenTOOL.
The Centre’s expertise on charging infrastructure
Electric mobility is a complex area. To create a reliable, user-friendly charging infrastructure, the National Centre on Charging Infrastructure focusses on both technical requirements as well as regulation on the operation of public charging stations. Sebastian Lahmann, Lars Jacobsen and Dominique Sévin talk about technical and regulatory developments, for example in the areas of a standardised payment system, roaming, calibration, the residential property modernisation act (WeMOG) or the electric mobility infrastructure for buildings act (GEIG). They also outline what future challenges are on the horizon for charging infrastructure, for example when heavier commercial vehicles become electric.
Think-tank centre: Taking a closer look at charging infrastructure
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure sees itself as a think-tank for all aspects of charging infrastructure: it collects and analyses data on the construction and operation of public charging points. A special focus is on the charging points funded by the federal programme for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, where for example, the capacity utilization, costs for the construction and operation and charging fees for ad hoc charging will be examined by the Centre. The data will be collected via the OBELIS online platform developed by the Centre itself as part of its reporting on subsidised charging points that have been already installed. Franziska Lobas-Funck and Laura Prawatky report on the latest issues and focus topics, projects and data sources in the ‘Monitoring and analysis’ area of the National Centre and provide an outlook on future results.
Federal, state and local government: The Centre as a hub for charging infrastructure
It is only together with the key players from the Electric Mobility Report can the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure successfully implement its objectives. Using various formats, the Centre facilitates an exchange between federal, state and municipal levels. Lisa Mildenberger and Conrad Hammer report on the findings they gained in an initial series of workshops with representatives from states and local authorities and explain the next steps for implementing a networking, training and knowledge programme for electric mobility managers for charging infrastructure. They present a legislative map for charging infrastructure in the federal-state context as well as an outlook for the further development of the legislative framework.
Participation is free. Documentation on the online seminar will be made available afterwards.
Guide for planning charging infrastructure wins DIN innovator award
The 2020 innovator award by the DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is awarded to the consortium for DIN SPEC 91433. Every year DIN honours special projects and engagement in the area of standardisations and norms with these prizes.
DIN SPEC 91433 accelerates the installation of charging points
DIN SPEC 91433 – “Guidelines for search space and site identification as well as recommendations for reporting and approval procedures in charging infrastructure planning” is intended to accelerate the expansion of publicly-accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. It offers comprehensible structuring of the process for planning and constructing charging infrastructure. It helps municipal actors for example, to overcome barriers to entry and anxieties. It also suggests interfaces between the players involved in order to make communication more efficient. In this way it supports the federal government in its goal of registering 7 to 10.5 million electric vehicles nationwide by 2030.
Jury praises contribution to transport turnaround
The jury above all praised the practical relevance of the submission as well as its timeliness. It emphasized that the transport turnaround would only be successful if potential e-vehicle users have easy access to charging capacities. The DIN SPEC topic is therefore of significant environmental and social relevance and its work is also exemplary in terms of the consortium concerned.
Guide was developed by experts in the field
The guide was developed by a consortium of stakeholders from all sectors: the Reiner Lemoine Institute, which led the consortium, the Berlin Senate Administration for Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure at NOW GmbH, the Berlin Agency for Electromobility (eMO), the Association of German Municipal Enterprises (VKU), Energie Codes & Services GmbH, the citizens’ energy cooperative Inselwerke, inno2grid GmbH, Cleopa GmbH as well as the RLI start-up localizer. The project received funding from the BMWi funding project EmoStar²K.
Oliver Arnold from RLI explains DIN SPEC 91433 for the expansion of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in this video
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National Centre for Charging Infrastructure becomes CharIN e.V. member
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is now a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN). The association aims to develop and establish charging solutions with the Combined Charging System (CCS) – and thereby facilitate trouble-free charging of electric vehicles worldwide.
One universal plug for all charging scenarios worldwide: This is the aim of CharIN e.V. Experts from leading automotive and charging infrastructure companies work together towards implementing the Combined Charging System (CCS), an international charging standard for battery electric vehicles.
Based on this standard, the CCS Combo connector includes the type 2 connector, which is widely used in Europe. It enables normal and fast charging, with alternating or direct current, ranging from low charging power up to 450 kW. A future-proof solution, that is universally suitable for all electric vehicles and charging scenarios, which is both safe and easy to use.
CharIN e.V. is committed to the further enhancement of the Combined Charging System that relate to charging infrastructure and services as well as corresponding certification systems. NOW GmbH has been an official supporter of CharIN e.V. since 2017, and with the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, it has now switched to member status.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, which was founded at the beginning of 2020, is pressing ahead to accelerate the development of the charging infrastructure required in Germany. Its key guiding principle is the satisfaction of electric vehicle users.
Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure (Chair): “As the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we aim to monitor the processes in the field of charging infrastructure technology closely and to also provide and register impulses at an early stage while simultaneously initiating debate and discussion – always with a view towards achieving the best results for the users. CharIN is a key platform for these issues. Our membership now provides us with a seat at the table, where important decisions for the future are made.”
Claas Bracklo, Chairman of CharIN e.V., welcomes the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. “We are pleased to welcome a significant German player in the field of charging infrastructure as core member within the international setting of CharIN. With this cooperation we will further advance our vision of a positive customer charging experience and seamless integration of services, based on the Combined Charging System.”
Parliamentary evening at the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure
On the occasion of a digital parliamentary evening organised by the Electric Mobility Parliamentary Group (Parlamentskreis Elektromobilität) and the Electric Mobility Industry Group (Industriekreis Elektromobilität), Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, discussed the charging infrastructure master plan with Eva Ackermann (BMVI) and Member of the German Bundestag Andreas Rimkus (SPD) on 7 October 2020 – taking a look at both the status quo and into the future.
“The first milestones of the charging infrastructure master plan have been reached. One example is the new funding programme for private charging infrastructure,” said Johannes Pallasch. “In order to implement the further goals successfully and swiftly, politics and industry must pull together. To this end, opportunities for exchange such as the digital parliamentary evening of the Electric Mobility Parliamentary Group and the Electric Mobility Industry Group are of immense value.”
In the subsequent series of presentations, Dr. Marcus Groll, Managing Director Ionity, spoke about the industrialisation of fast charging infrastructure for European long-distance traffic, while Mathias Wiecher, Global Head of E-Mobility, E.on, dealt with the expansion of the public charging infrastructure in Germany. Dr. Hendrik Adolphi, Head of Technical Plant Management at Netze BW, spoke on network expansion, network planning and V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid), and Christoph Steinkamp, Managing Director of HySolutions, on the expansion of charging infrastructure under municipal responsibility.
“The ramp-up in electric cars is now going full throttle – this can be seen in the current registration figures,” said Andreas Rimkus. “The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is doing the important painstaking work necessary to provide these vehicles with a good charging infrastructure in due time. The Electric Mobility Parliamentary Circle is an association of members of parliament who are committed to the subject of electric mobility – it offers a platform for exchange across political groups. In the Electric Mobility Industry Group, the central industry associations work across all sectors to maintain and expand the value-added chains for electric mobility in Germany.”
This year, the annual Parliamentary Evening was hosted by BDEW and took place in the premises of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure – which coordinates the activities for the expansion of charging infrastructure in Germany on behalf of the BMVI and under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH.
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Private Ladeinfrastruktur: Bund fördert erstmalig Kauf und Installation privater Ladestationen
Heute hat Andreas Scheuer, Bundesminister für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, bei der Eröffnung der Nationalen Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur unter dem Dach der NOW GmbH bekanntgegeben, dass erstmals auch private Ladestationen für Elektroautos an Wohngebäuden gefördert werden.
Andreas Scheuer: „Ab sofort fördern wir Mietern, Eigenheimbesitzern und Vermietern den Einbau privater Ladestationen auf ihren Pkw-Stellplätzen. 900 Euro Zuschuss gibt es dafür vom Bund. Damit kommen wir unserem Ziel, Laden für alle, immer und überall, einen entscheidenden Schritt näher. Denn ein großer Teil der Ladevorgänge wird daheim stattfinden. Mit unserem Masterplan Ladeinfrastruktur schaffen wir eine flächendeckende Versorgung. Die heute eröffnete Nationale Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur sorgt für die schnelle Umsetzung.“
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Geschäftsführer NOW GmbH: „Der Bund ermöglicht über das BMVI erstmals die Förderung von privaten Ladestationen für Eigenheimbesitzer und Mieter. Mit der Nationalen Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur arbeiten wir außerdem daran, dass künftig die nächste Schnellladestation in 10 Minuten erreichbar ist. Das sind entscheidende Verbesserungen für die Attraktivität der E-Mobilität und wird deren Verbreitung einen enormen Schub verleihen.“
Zur Förderung: Wer kann Anträge stellen?
Wer kann Anträge stellen?
Träger von Investitionsmaßnahmen zur Errichtung einer Ladestation für Elektroautos im nicht öffentlich zugänglichen Bereich von selbst genutzten oder vermieteten Wohngebäuden. Träger von Investitionsmaßnahmen sind zum Beispiel Privatpersonen, Wohnungseigentümergemeinschaften, Wohnungsunternehmen, Wohnungsgenossenschaften und Bauträger. Nicht antragsberechtigt sind kommunale Gebietskörperschaften, rechtlich unselbständige Eigenbetriebe von kommunalen Gebietskörperschaften, Gemeindeverbände, Zweckverbände und Kirchen.
Was wird gefördert?
Gefördert werden der Erwerb und die Errichtung einer fabrikneuen, nicht öffentlich zugänglichen Ladestation inklusive des elektrischen Anschlusses (Netzanschluss) sowie damit verbundene notwendige Nebenarbeiten (Definition der Gesamtkosten siehe unter “Wie wird gefördert?”) an Stellplätzen von bestehenden Wohngebäuden in Deutschland, wenn u.a.:
- die Ladestation über eine Normalladeleistung von 11 kW verfügt,
- der Strom zu 100 Prozent aus erneuerbaren Energien kommt,
- die Ladestation intelligent und steuerbar ist (mit Blick auf die Netzdienlichkeit)
Wie wird gefördert?
Die Förderung erfolgt durch einen Investitionszuschuss, der nach Abschluss Ihres Vorhabens auf Ihr Bankkonto überwiesen wird. Der Zuschuss beträgt pauschal 900 Euro pro Ladepunkt. Unterschreiten die Gesamtkosten des Vorhabens den Zuschussbetrag, wird keine Förderung gewährt. Der Zuschuss kann bei der KfW über das Zuschussportal beantragt werden. Bei der Ermittlung der Gesamtkosten können Kosten für folgende Leistungen berücksichtigt werden:
- Energiemanagementsystem/Lademanagementsystem zur Steuerung von Ladestationen
- Elektrischer Anschluss (Netzanschluss)
- Notwendige Elektroinstallationsarbeiten (zum Beispiel Erdarbeiten)
Anträge können ab dem 24. November 2020 bei der KfW eingereicht werden. Ausführliche Informationen zur Förderung und zum Antragsverfahren finden Sie unter www.kfw.de/440.
Zur Nationalen Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur
Im Auftrag des BMVI koordiniert und steuert die Nationale Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur unter dem Dach der bundeseigenen NOW GmbH die Aktivitäten zum Ausbau der Ladeinfrastruktur in Deutschland. Sie unterstützt beim Planen, Umsetzen und Fördern der Ladeinfrastruktur. Um den Bedarf an Ladesäulen besser zu verstehen, erfasst sie relevante Daten. Sie vernetzt alle wichtigen Akteure und gibt ihr Wissen weiter. Die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer hat sie dabei immer im Blick.
Was sind die Aufgaben der Leitstelle?
- Den Bedarf kennen und entsprechend planen – Mit dem StandortTOOL (www.standortTool.de) verfügt die Leitstelle über ein Planungswerkzeug, mit dem deutschlandweit öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur bis 2030 für Pkw geplant und der weitere Ausbaubedarf berechnet werden kann
- Flächenbesitzer und Investoren zusammenbringen – Mit dem FlächenTOOL schafft die Leitstelle eine digitale Plattform, die eine Übersicht über Flächen in Deutschland gibt, die für den Aufbau von Ladeinfrastruktur in Frage kommen und Flächenbesitzer und Investoren miteinander vernetzt. Die erste Version des FlächenTOOL soll Ende 2020 online gehen.
- Technik vereinheitlichen – Bei der Technik, die beim Laden und Bezahlen zum Einsatz kommt, wird die Leitstelle an einer Vereinheitlichung arbeiten, um den Komfort beim Laden für die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer zu steigern (Roaming und Eichrecht)
- Monitoring und Analyse – Die Leitstelle ist als Wissenspool rund um die Ladeinfrastruktur angelegt. Hier werden belastbare wissenschaftliche, technische wie auch ökonomische Erkenntnisse zur Ladeinfrastruktur gesammelt. Wo diese Erkenntnisse noch nicht vorhanden sind, gewinnt sie die Leitstelle mit eigenen Studien.
Was sind die Ziele?
- Die nächste Schnellladesäule muss in 10 Minuten erreichbar sein.
- Aufbau eines öffentlichen Schnellladenetzes mit 1000 Standorten, das bis Ende 2023 entsteht, das Laden bei längeren Fahrten abdeckt und auch für den urbanen Alltag nutzbar ist
- Errichtung von 50.000 öffentlich zugänglichen Schnell- und Normalladepunkten bis Ende 2021
- Beschleunigung des Aufbaus von öffentlicher, privater und gewerblicher Ladeinfrastruktur durch finanzielle Förderung und bessere rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen
- Eine nutzerfreundliche öffentliche Ladeinfrastruktur mit leicht aufzufindenden Ladesäulen, die zuverlässig funktionieren und den Ladevorgang transparent mit den gängigen Zahlungsmethoden abrechnen.
Zahlen & Fakten zur Ladeinfrastruktur:
In Deutschland Aufgebaute LIS in Deutschland nach Ladesäulenregister der BNetzA:
|Öffentliche Ladepunkte laut BNetzA||30.192||26.481||3.711||12%||09.09.2020|
Geförderte Ladepunkte bewilligt und in Betrieb:
LP in Betrieb
(absolut und in %)
|Summe||17.493||6452||1.840||23.945||150 Mio. €||10.067||42 %|
Informationen zur nationalen Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur unter www.nationale-leitstelle.de
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The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure commences operations
Berlin, 6 October 2020 – Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, together with Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director (Chair) of NOW GmbH, today officially launched the operating phase of the German National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. Speaking on location, Johannes Pallasch and Dagmar Fehler (Heads of Centre), outlined the status of the developments and presented the Federal Minister with the Centre’s first paper „Einfach laden“ („Charging simply“).
The objectives of the Centre include:
- The expansion of a public fast-charging network with 1000 locations by the end of 2023, covering charging needs during extended journeys and in day-to-day situations in urban areas.
- The installation of 50,000 publicly accessible fast and normal charging points by the end of 2021.
- Acceleration of the development of private charging infrastructure through financial support and improved legal framework conditions.
- A user-friendly public charging infrastructure with easy-to-find charging points that function reliably and invoice the charging process transparently using common payment methods.
In November 2019, the German government agreed on these goals and the establishment of a National Centre for Charging Infrastructure in the “Charging Infrastructure Master Plan”. The Centre will act as a central point of contact on the subject of charging infrastructure for the federal government and all its departments.
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director (Chair) of NOW GmbH: “The federal government has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by a total of 55 to 56% by 2030 compared to the levels of 1990. In order to achieve this, road traffic must be ‘electrified’ swiftly. The latest electric car registration figures show that the people of Germany are ready for this. But what is still missing is a good charging infrastructure. That is what we are fighting for. Under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is pressing ahead to ensure its rapid development.”
Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre Charging Infrastructure: “Charging simply. That is what we are working on. We are coordinating and managing the activities for the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany. We support planning and implementation and promote the development of charging infrastructure. We collect relevant data to gain a better understanding of the needs for further charging points. We network the key players such as operators of charging infrastructure, automobile manufacturers, federal states and municipalities, and share our knowledge. And we always have the users in mind. It is their satisfaction that motivates us.”
StandortTOOL (location tool): Knowing the demand and planning accordingly
With the StandortTOOL (location tool), the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has a planning tool at its disposal that enables it to plan the charging infrastructure for cars throughout Germany up to the year 2030 and to calculate the further expansion requirements. The StandortTOOL (www.standortTool.de) shows the future need for additional charging points and takes into account traffic flows, socio-economic data, vehicle numbers and existing charging infrastructure. In addition to the charging infrastructure for battery vehicles, the planning of the demand-oriented expansion of the hydrogen (H2) filling station network has also been possible since June 2020. Infrastructure planning for the commercial vehicle sector (battery and hydrogen) is envisaged for the future.
FlächenTOOL (plot tool): Bringing together landowners and investors
With the FlächenTOOL (plot tool), the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is creating a digital platform to provide an overview of potential plots in Germany that are suitable for the development of necessary charging infrastructure and to bring the owners of such plots and investors together. The first version of the FlächenTOOL is scheduled to go online at the end of 2020.
Paradigm shift in financing: Funding and tendering
Charging infrastructure consists of a comprehensive system of public and private fast and normal charging options. Here, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is working on improvements in several areas simultaneously:
- 1000-site programme / fast-charging network: To meet the demand for medium and long-distance mobility on major roads, the federal government will put a nationwide fast-charging network (at least 150 kW capacity per charging point) comprising 1000 sites, out to tender. This will enable batteries to be sufficiently charged quickly on longer journeys or in densely populated areas.
- Private charging infrastructure funding guideline: From November 2020, the federal government will facilitate the funding of private charging stations for homeowners and tenants. This is being undertaken as the majority of charging processes in the medium term will not be conducted in public places.
- Public charging infrastructure funding guideline: After six calls for funding, the current public charging infrastructure funding guideline of the BMVI ends in 2020 with a total funding volume of 300 million euros. The approval of the last applications is in progress. Preparations are currently underway for a new Public Charging Infrastructure funding guideline, which is to be introduced in 2021.
Know-how: Standardising the technology
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure will work on standardising the technology employed for charging vehicles and subsequent payment, in order to improve the aspect of user convenience.
- Roaming: Users who have signed a contract with a particular mobility power provider for charging their electric car should also be able to use the charging points of other providers without encountering problems.
- Calibration regulations: The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure will provide information to persons and institutions wishing to set up a charging infrastructure, regarding the legal situation and potential solutions for metering the quantity of energy delivered during the charging process.
Monitoring and analysis: Maintaining an overview
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has been conceived as a pool of knowledge relating to all aspects of charging infrastructure. It is here that reliable scientific, technical and business intelligence on charging infrastructure is gathered. Where this knowledge is not yet available, the Centre will acquire it through its own studies. This serves, among other things, to ensure an even more efficient and targeted implementation of support measures for charging infrastructure, such as in demand planning, for example. To compile operating and master data, the Centre uses the “OBELIS” online platform (“Online-Berichterstattung Ladeinfrastruktur”, in English: “online reporting of charging infrastructure”), which has been set up specifically for this purpose. This data shows, for example, that an average charging process takes five hours at a normal charging point and 45 minutes at a fast charging point. The data is made available for analysis by the German federal government.
User satisfaction must be the guiding principle for the expansion of charging infrastructure
The German National Centre for Charging Infrastructure publishes paper discussing the experience of users when charging electric vehicles.
Berlin, 6 October 2020 – In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Germany by 55 to 56% compared to 1990 levels by 2030, it is essential that road traffic be “electrified” fast. To encourage more people to choose an electric car, it is imperative that a comprehensive, demand-based and reliable charging infrastructure is in place. Up to now, experience with charging has been mixed. With the aim of rectifying this situation, the German National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, founded in January 2020, has declared that the satisfaction of electric vehicle users is its most important criterion for the expansion of charging infrastructure.
Acting on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH, the Centre is pressing ahead with the rapid development of the necessary charging infrastructure in Germany. The Centre’s first publication entitled “Einfach laden – Das Ladeerlebnis als User Journey an öffentlichen Ladestationen für Elektrofahrzeuge jetzt und 2025” (English: “Charging simply – The charging experience as a user journey at public charging stations for electric vehicles today and in 2025”) underscores its user-centric approach.
Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “A vision of the goal, as set out in our paper entitles ‘Einfach laden’ (English: ‘Charging Simply’), is what until now has been lacking in the area of charging infrastructure. We have thus closed a crucial gap, so that all activities can now all follow the same direction, ensuring that users will ultimately benefit. Our work centres around such issues. The satisfaction of the users is what motivates us.”
Universal concept for the ideal process of charging procedures
For many users, the charging of an electric vehicle at a public charging station represents a new experience that differs greatly from the conventional refuelling procedure. There is currently no uniform overall depiction of the “user journey” for charging electric cars. Similarly, no universal concept that outlines the ideal process of the charging procedure exists so far for the near future. The “Einfach laden” paper now makes a proposal for such a universal concept. It is aimed at representatives of federal, state and municipal authorities as well as market participants, such as from the energy sector, the automotive industry, parking management and industry-specific organizations in other industries.
This paper outlines the charging experience of users at public charging stations now and in the near future. It gives an account of the current charging procedure from the user’s point of view, and identifies technological trends with a glance at developments through to 2025. Perspectives and experiences of the users of electric vehicles have been integrated in the paper, as have the findings and forecasts of car manufacturers and charging infrastructure operators.
The paper examines the preparation, implementation, support and experiential character of charging electric vehicles. The following conclusions can be derived for the vision of the “User Journey” goal in the year 2025:
- Conducting the entire charging process – from start to the payment procedure – will be further simplified, especially through advances in communication between the vehicle and the charging station. This will enable a fast and convenient charging process even in bad weather and darkness. Shopping facilities or recreational activities in the vicinity of the charging stations will provide for a pleasant time while charging is in progress.
- Support is improving, especially through the further spread of digital remote maintenance, so that problems are being resolved in the background before and during the charging process.
- User-friendly operation and attractive locations increase the quality of the charging experience at public charging stations. This is particularly evident in the seamless integration of public charging into users’ everyday life or route planning.
- In the future, users will be able to search for a charging station using advanced navigation functions. The possibility of reserving a charging point in advance will become more prevalent.
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is developing its plans for a user-friendly public charging infrastructure on the basis of this paper. Its key findings will, for example, help determine the conditions for the planned nationwide 1000-site fast-charging network and the forthcoming funding guideline for public charging infrastructure.
The “Einfach laden – Das Ladeerlebnis als User Journey an öffentlichen Ladestationen für Elektrofahrzeuge jetzt und 2025” paper (English: “Charging simply – The charging experience as a user journey at public charging stations for electric vehicles today and in 2025”) is the result of a series of workshops held by the German National Centre for Charging Infrastructure with automobile manufacturers and charging infrastructure operators in spring 2020. The participants contributed with their user experiences, insights and assumptions for technological development until 2025. In order to supplement the database of the paper with actual user experiences, individual chapters of the paper refer to a recently conducted survey commissioned by NOW GmbH. This was undertaken in the form of a digital pilot survey with 124 people registered as users of electric vehicles in spring 2020. Although the findings were obtained primarily with a view to the situation in Germany, they should also have far-reaching significance for other European countries, provided that the prevailing country-specific regulatory requirements for charging stations are taken into account.
German Centre for Charging Infrastructure prepares for a paradigm shift
Tender for a nationwide HPC (high power charging) fast charging network for e-vehicles expected for the 4th quarter 2020
The federal government intends to supplement its existing funding policy in the development of charging infrastructure for e-vehicles. As a first step, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur) intends to commission the construction and operation of a nationwide HPC fast charging network at 1,000 locations within the framework of a Europe-wide call for tenders. The HPC fast-charge network is intended to cover the demand for medium and long-distance mobility on trunk roads.
This represents a paradigm shift in the expansion of HPC charging infrastructure – away from funding and towards tendering. The problem: the existing funding programmes for the development of a charging infrastructure for e-vehicles are not suitable on their own to ensure that the infrastructure is established quickly, reliably, in line with demand, across the board and in a consumer-friendly manner. In spite of funding requirements and minimum standards of the charging station ordinance, customers are confronted with isolated solutions, high unreliability, inconsistent information and numerous different user interfaces. And there are clearly far too few high-performance fast charging points. Less than 2 percent of all charging points have a charging capacity of at least 100 kW.
The objective is therefore to create an efficient and non-discriminatory accessible backbone for electric mobility with uniform specifications to ensure user-friendliness. The German Centre for Charging Infrastructure at NOW GmbH plays a central role in the implementation of this initiative. Together with the BMVI, it is preparing the planned call for tenders and will also support and coordinate the expansion plans of the federal states and municipalities. The long-term goal is to take all users’ charging needs into account and to interlink all the types of charging infrastructure required in a user-friendly manner. This then also takes into account the charging infrastructure in municipalities for regular short-distance mobility and at private parking spaces.
The BMVI and the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure are preparing the tender. Besides the conception, market exploratory talks will be held in order to correctly assess the concerns, needs and capabilities of the market participants directly or indirectly addressed by the tender. Subject to the necessary coordination with all relevant authorities, the Europe-wide call for tender is then expected to begin in the 4th quarter of 2020. The duration of the tendering process is expected to be no less than eight months.
Infrastructure planning: Next expansion stage of the StandortTOOL location tool through integration of hydrogen
Berlin, 03 June , 2020 – Emission-free mobility relies on alternative drives and fuels that are conveniently available anytime and anywhere. With the “StandortTOOL location tool for alternative fuel infrastructure” (www.standorttool.de – “StandortTOOL für Infrastrukturen alternativer Kraftstoffe”), NOW GmbH has developed a planning tool that can be used to plan this infrastructure throughout Germany until 2030 and to calculate the further expansion requirements. Now, in addition to data on charging infrastructure for battery vehicles, it is also possible to plan the expansion of the hydrogen (H2) filling station network in line with demand.
Possible locations of hydrogen filling stations are shown in the StandortTOOL as potential supply areas. The basis for this are conventional filling stations that can be expanded as well as the already existing H2 filling station network, currently comprising 84 locations. The StandortTOOL identifies areas for hydrogen filling stations for passenger cars and trucks in such a way that they can be reached by as many customers as possible or that they can enable as many shipments of goods as possible.
Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff, Managing Director of NOW GmbH: “Within the AFID directive, the EU demands that all member states be adequately equipped with infrastructure for the alternative fuels electricity, hydrogen and natural gas. With our StandortTOOL location tool, we are already supporting the planning for charging infrastructure. By including hydrogen as an alternative fuel, we are now further enhancing this unique planning tool. Germany thus remains a pioneer in the implementation of the AFID directive in Europe.”
Press release 20.12.2019
National Centre for Charging Infrastructure at NOW GmbH
On 19 December 2019, Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer commissioned NOW GmbH with the establishment and operation of the new National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. Please note the following information provided by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur):
Charging infrastructure is coming!
New National Centre for Charging Infrastructure established / Key points for the financing of fast-charging infrastructure
Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer:
“Promise. Held! Yesterday, I commissioned NOW GmbH with the establishment and operation of the new National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. With this, we are rigorously implementing the master plan for charging infrastructure. The National Centre will ensure the rapid and coordinated development of nationwide charging facilities in Germany. The automotive industry and the energy industry have pledged to actively support the Centre in this process. In addition, we have now fixed the cornerstones for the promotion of fast-charging infrastructure. In addition to the funding support as at present, calls for tenders for larger lots will be issued, in which the top locations will be mixed with the less lucrative sites to ensure the establishment of an overall network. Charging must become as straightforward, convenient and as natural as is the case with mobile phones. We are also laying down a set of uniform regulations for the activation of the charging point and payment. Our first target is 1,000 fast-charging locations.”
- NOW GmbH is being commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) to establish and operate a National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.
- The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is to be based at NOW GmbH for the long term. NOW GmbH already coordinates and manages the BMVI’s charging infrastructure funding guidelines. In the coming months, the new Centre will be expanded for full operation in the area of “Electric Mobility Infrastructure”.
- The primary tasks of the Control Centre are the assessment of demand, the planning and coordinated development of a nationwide fast-charging network, the coordination of federal and state activities as well as the support of local authorities in the planning and implementation of the charging infrastructure.
- The automotive and energy sectors will, for example, provide the National Centre with the necessary information for the perfectly aligned development of charging infrastructure. This includes the number of new registrations that are anticipated, the future battery sizes, the charging performance of BEVs and PHEVs and their relationship to each other. The automotive industry has pledged to provide us with this data.
- The focus is on the expansion of a network for ultra-fast charging in Germany: The first goal is to establish 1,000 new fast-charging locations with a sufficient number of charging points per location, which can also be rapidly expanded.
- With the “StandortTOOL” location tool (www.standorttool.de), NOW GmbH has already developed a planning tool on behalf of the BMVI, with which the nationwide charging infrastructure for passenger cars and commercial vehicles can be planned up to the year 2030 and the further expansion requirements assessed. The location tool identifies the future need for additional charging points and takes into account traffic flows, socio-economic data and existing infrastructure.
- The expansion of the charging infrastructure and the identification of suitable areas are to be undertaken in close cooperation between the federal, state and local authorities. In addition, new financing instruments will be developed to ensure rapid, reliable and user-friendly expansion.
- The presence of sufficient charging infrastructure is crucial for consumers’ purchasing decisions and thus for the ramp-up of electric mobility. It is therefore necessary for the federal government to enable an initially disproportionate development of charging infrastructure in preparation for the market (a forward-looking expansion of this infrastructure).
- At present, the development and operation of charging infrastructure is still not very profitable and there are only very few viable business models. Besides locations that will be profitable in the near future due to their favourable location, other locations will continue to be less frequented in the future. However, these are of utmost importance for a nationwide network and for user acceptance. We will put larger lots out to tender in which we bundle these types of locations.
- For this reason, the Federal Government will provide start-up funding with a new financing model. In this way, we will ensure planning security for the operators of the charging infrastructure.
- In this context, we will also determine by when the charging stations must be installed and how registration and payment should be made. We will also work towards a standardisation of prices and demand consistent and reliable operation. In this way, we will ensure planning security for users and also for manufacturers of electric vehicles.