5 Networking

The federal government can only implement the measures of the master plan together with other participants from the charging infrastructure “ecosystem”. This includes federal states, municipalities, the automotive industry, the energy sector, charging point operators, users and many other stakeholders.

In our role as National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, we are the hub for charging infrastructure in Germany – and beyond. We network the various interest groups, not least through our advisory board, use a variety of communication formats for the transfer of knowledge, provide impetus and drive relevant topics substantively forward.

The Advisory Board

The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure Advisory Board advises the Centre on strategic and conceptual issues as well as on the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan. It provides a platform for exchange and discussion with the stakeholders of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure. It serves as a venue for balancing interests and building consensus.

The Advisory Board is composed of high-ranking representatives of the relevant stakeholders in the context of the development of a nationwide charging infrastructure, in particular end customers/users, the automotive and electrical industries, the energy sector, the federal government, the federal states, municipalities, science and environmental associations.

The members of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure advisory board are:

1. Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Vorsitz) / BMDV / Director General for Policy Issues
2. Stefan Gerwens / ADAC e.V / Head of Transport
3. Christian Hochfeld / Agora Verkehrswende / Director
4. Dr. Jan Strobel / BDEW / Head of Mobility Department
5. Alexander Schleicher / BMW AG / Corporate Strategy Officer
6. Bernhard Kluttig / BMWK / Head of Industrial Policy Department
7. Dr. Volker Oschmann / BMWK / Head of Energy Department
8. Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel / CAM/ Director
9. Dr. Hartmut Baur / Daimler AG / Head of External Affairs / Automotive Regulatory Strategy & Product Conformity (EA/R)
10. Dr. Markus Brohm / DLT / Transport Advisor
11. Jan Strehmann / DStGB / Head of Mobility
12. Thomas Kiel d´Aragon / Dt. Städtetag / Transport Advisor
13. Claus Fest / EnBW AG / Head of Energy Management & Procurement
14. Adrian Willig / en2x – Wirtschaftsverband Fuels und Energie e.V./ Director
15. Mathias Wiecher/ E.ON SE / Vice President eMobility
16. Werner Harms / EWE AG / Senior Manager TP
17. Laura Woryna / FNN im VDE / Manager E-Mobility
18. Lars Reimann / Handelsverband Deutschland – HDE e.V. / Head of Department Energy/Climate Policy
19. Volker Lazzaro / MENNEKES Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG / Managing Director
20. Dr. Andreas Kammel / TRATON GROUP / Strategy & Business Opportunities
21. Dr. Rolf Apel / Siemens AG / Energy Management Division
22. Daniel Kunkel / ubitricity / Managing Director
23. Dr. Marcus Bollig / Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA) / Managing Director
24. Oliver Helfrich / Verband der Internationalen Kraftfahrzeughersteller e.V. (VDIK) / Head of Department Technology/Aftersales/Environment
25. Alexander Pehling / Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) / Technical Director (VKU) / Head of E-Mobility Division
26. Elke Temme / Volkswagen AG / Head of Charging & Energy Division
27. Marion Jungbluth / Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (vzbv) / Head of Mobility/Travel
28. Wolfgang Saam / ZIA Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss e.V. / Abteilungsleiter Klimaschutz-, Energiepolitik und Nachhaltigkeit
29. Hans-Martin Fischer / ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. / Electric Mobility Advisor

Federal, State, Municipal Network

Charging infrastructure in the regions – find the relevant organisation with just one click.

National associations of local authorities

Federal, State, Municipal Network

The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure brings together important regional and supra-regional players in the Federal, State and Municipal Network (Netzwerk Bund-Länder-Kommunen). It provides a platform for exchange for the state ministries and agencies, as well as the municipal associations that deal with the topic of charging infrastructure. Only by working together can the federal government, the federal states and the municipalities accelerate, for example, the adaptation of the legal framework with regard to a nationwide, demand-oriented and reliable development of charging infrastructure.

The federal government’s Charging Infrastructure Master Plan II was approved by the federal cabinet on 19 October 2022. The municipalities have a leading role here: They are to be empowered more as key players for the success of the charging infrastructure expansion. With the Master Plan II, the municipalities receive a comprehensive support package for the planning, implementation and financing of charging infrastructure.

This support package includes:

  • The development of targeted support measures for more densely populated neighbourhoods, among others (Measure 16)
  • An expanded version of StandortTOOL, the central planning tool for the expansion of charging infrastructure for cars and trucks, with dedicated access and local demand forecasts for each municipality (Measure 7)
  • Regional charging infrastructure managers to support local public authorities (Measure 25)
  • Digital advisory and training tools for municipal staff (Measures 26 and 27)
  • Guidelines and templates to optimise planning, approval and tendering processes and for the development of local master plans to coordinate local deployment activities (Measures 24, 28 and 29)
  • A standardisation of signage for electric vehicles (Measure 49)
  • A request to the federal states to examine an adjustment of the model building code so that, in addition to the charging infrastructure, the construction of the necessary ancillary facilities is also exempted from procedural requirements (Measure 50)
  • A best practice guide for the use of charging infrastructure in commercial car parks outside opening hours, e.g., at supermarkets (Measure 52)

Training of Municipal Electric Mobility Managers for Charging Infrastructure

The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure operates and develops a networking, training and knowledge offer that enables employees in municipalities to serve as local electric mobility managers for charging infrastructure.

Already today, there are various actors in the federal states and municipalities who act in two roles in the field of charging infrastructure:

  • As “multipliers”: These are generally employees of state ministries or state agencies that provide support and advisory services for municipalities at the state level.
  • As “local coordinators”: These are employees of municipal institutions (e.g. administration, municipal companies or special-purpose associations) who promote the expansion of charging infrastructure on site.

The spectrum of tasks performed by the electric mobility managers for charging infrastructure ranges from supporting local representatives by providing knowledge about funding opportunities, technology, approval procedures and site notifications inFlächenTOOL, to stakeholder management at the local level and initiating new projects. 

More information on the training programme will follow.

Electric mobility regulation map

The electric mobility regulation map provides a brief and concise overview of the most important contents and contexts.

Downloads

Position paper: Easy charging

  • The charging experience as a user journey at public charging stations for electric vehicles now and in 2025

    The LadeLernTOOL digital learning platform is primarily aimed at administrative staff in the federal states, municipalities and municipal companies. The knowledge imparted is intended to support them in planning the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and in promoting its development locally. In this way, they can make a decisive contribution to the success of the development of the charging infrastructure and to the success of electric mobility. The municipal employees can expand their knowledge via e-learning by means of modular courses. Each course ends with a test and the acquisition of a certificate. The number of courses is growing continuously.

    Click here to go to the LadeLernTOOL.

    The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure at NaKoMo

    The National Competence Network for Sustainable Mobility (NaKoMo – Nationales Kompetenznetzwerk für nachhaltige Mobilität) platform was created exclusively for municipalities. The network brings together all those who are committed to sustainable mobility on a local level. The platform offers workshops and discussions, in short: solutions. And all of this with a direct line to ministries, state initiatives and project sponsors. The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure leads exchange groups that deal, among other things, with funding measures, technology, demand planning and locations for charging infrastructure vis the unique FlächenTOOL.

    Register particpation at nakomo.de