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 the federal states, municipalities, the automotive industry, the energy sector, charging point operators, users and many other stakeholders.

In our role as the 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, ensure the transfer of knowledge with a variety of communication formats, provide impetus and drive relevant topics substantively forward. 

The Centre supports the BMVI in various bodies, including the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM – Nationale Plattform Zukunft der Mobilität) and the Alliance for Modern Mobility (Bündnis für moderne Mobilität). It is also a member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.).

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

Stefan Gerwens / ADAC e.V / Head of Transport
Christian Hochfeld / Agora Verkehrswende / Director
Dr. Jan Strobel / BDEW / Head of Mobility Department
Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Chair) / BMVI / Director General for Policy Issues
Alexander Schleicher / BMW AG / Corporate Strategy Officer
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bratzel / CAM/ Director
Jürgen Döring / Daimler AG / Head of Regulatory Strategy
Dr. Markus Brohm / DLT / Transport Advisor
Jan Strehmann / DStGB / Head of Mobility
Thomas Kiel d’Aragon / Dt. Städtetag / Transport Advisor
Amadeus Regerbis / EnBW AG / Head of Charging Infrastructure
Werner Harms / EWE AG / Senior Manager TP
Laura Woryna / FNN in VDE / Manager E-Mobility
Daniel Kunkel / ubitricity / Managing Director
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) / Managing Director Technology
Bernd Mayer / Verband der Internationalen Kraftfahrzeughersteller e.V. (VDIK) / Executive Director Technology
Alexander Pehling / Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU) / Technical Director (VKU) / Head of E-Mobility Division
Elke Temme / Volkswagen AG / Head of Charging & Energy Division
Marion Jungbluth / Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (vzbv) / Head of Mobility/Travel
Hans-Martin Fischer / ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. / Electric Mobility Advisor

Federal, State, Municipal Network

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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 the nationwide, demand-oriented and reliable development of charging infrastructure.

A main component of the regulatory guidelines under discussion are the nationwide measures from the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan.

Among the discussion topics that arise from this are:

  • Current and future charging (access to charging points, the interfaces, billing)
  • Training, networking and supporting future electric mobility managers for charging infrastructure
  • National Centre for Charging Infrastructure web application for reporting sites that are suitable for charging infrastructure (FlächenTOOL)
  • Future support and financing in the area of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
  • Support for “model neighbourhoods charging infrastructure” – charging infrastructure solutions for neighbourhoods with high parking pressures
  • Acceleration of charging infrastructure development by improving the legal framework (approval procedures, building regulations, parking space regulations, etc.)

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.

Network for Industry

Workshop series 2020
In spring 2020, a workshop series organised by the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure was held with automotive manufacturers and charging infrastructure operators. Among the results is the Centre’s first publication, the “Simply Charging” position paper. It describes the charging experience from the perspective of present-day users, looks at technological trends for the near future, and serves as an important orientation for the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure.

Exploratory market talks, stakeholder dialogues and cleanroom talks 2019/2020
The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure conducted several “exploratory market talks” in spring and summer 2020 to facilitate a proper assessment of the concerns, needs and capabilities of the market players for which the “1000 Sites Programme” call for tenders will have relevance.

To determine the need for charging infrastructure in Germany, the BMVI commissioned the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure to conduct a study entitled “Charging infrastructure after 2025/2030: Scenarios for market ramp-up” (“Ladeinfrastruktur nach 2025/2030: Szenarien für den Markthochlauf”). Since 2020, the study team has conducted intensive stakeholder dialogues with the relevant stakeholders and confidential cleanroom discussions with the automotive manufacturers active in Germany.


Charging infrastructure after 2025/2030: Scenarios for market ramp-up

  • Study commissioned by the BMVI (2020)

At a glance: Charging infrastructure after 2025/2030

  • Factsheet on the study commissioned by BMVI (2020)

Position paper: Easy charging

  • The charging experience as a user journey at public charging stations for electric vehicles now and in 2025 (2020)

    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