Electric cars: just under 40.000 public charging points in germany
39.358 public charging points are currently listed in the charging station register of the german association of energy and water industries (bdew); one seventh of these are dc fast chargers. This means that the number of charging points has increased by around 15,000 compared to december 2019.000, and by 3,800 in the last three months alone.
There has also been a significant increase in the expansion of private charging infrastructure, the bdew reported . According to the federal ministry of transport, since the start of the request program for private wallboxes at the end of november 2020, requests for more than 300,000 wallboxes have been submitted.000 wallboxes have been requested. This is significant, as more than 9 out of 10 charging processes have so far taken place at home or at work.
"It is more than questionable whether we need a million charging points by 2030, because that would be a scenario based on now outdated premises: 900.000 standard charging points of 11 kw", said kerstin andreae, chairwoman of the bdew board of directors. More and more vehicles were already able to charge faster. This dynamic, as well as the type of (also) electrically powered vehicles, had to be taken into account when expanding the charging infrastructure.