Charging Ahead

October 2019

One prerequisite for the transition from conventional cars with combustion engines to electric vehicles is the ease with which the latter can be charged.

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) says that hundreds of new charging stations are being added every month. It put the total number in Germany in August 2019 at around 20,650.

Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has demanded one billion euros to increase the number of charging stations, but the BDEW says that today’s needs are already being covered – and then some.
“In view of the relatively small numbers of electric cars, the current demand is being met easily,” said BDEW CEO Stefan Kapferer.

Germany had set itself a goal of getting one million electric cars on the road by 2020, but it looks as though it will take longer to reach that target.

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