EV Charging Infrastructure: Germany Issues New “Masterplan”

October 2022

Germany wants to put the pedal to the metal in terms of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Minister of Digital and Transportation (BMDV) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) have drawn up a new “masterplan” to further encourage electro-mobility on Germany’s roads.

The nearly-70-point plan, which has been approved by the governing cabinet, will see Germany issue a number of tenders in 2023, covering everything from rapid charging stations, stations in high-population-density areas and facilities at highway gas stops. It also mandates that the charging infrastructure be systematically integrated into the electrical grid.

“The world is looking to Germany,” said Minister of Digital and Transport Volker Wissing. “We have to lead by example and ready our infrastructure for climate-friendly mobility.”

Germany is targeting 15 million fully electric vehicles on the road and one million charging stations by the year 2030. According to the website chargemap.com, there are currently 28,602 public charging stations with 95,640 connection points in Germany.

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