The second call for funding of the “Publicly Accessible Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany” (“Öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland”) funding guideline allocates 90 million euros for the upgrading of public charging infrastructure.

The “Publicly Accessible Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in Germany” (“Öffentlich zugängliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge in Deutschland”) funding guideline addresses all the use cases of publicly accessible charging infrastructure designated in the model of the National Electric Mobility Platform (Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität). These include intermediate charging (e.g. in customer car parks or at the roadside) as well as short-term fast charging (e.g. on motorways or charging hubs in towns). Given that the economic viability of setting up and operating a charging infrastructure is still not possible for all of these applications due to the insufficient number of vehicles, federal funding is still necessary. In the long term, an increased ramp-up of electric mobility vehicles means that economic viability can be expected at some point in the future. The StandortTOOL location tool has been in use since 2018. This calculates the charging infrastructure requirements up to 2030, with the aim of ensuring a balanced and comprehensive supply of charging infrastructure throughout Germany. The StandortTOOL also acts as a link for the needs-based allocation of quotas in this funding programme and the further expansion based on the planned fast charging locations of the Deutschlandnetz (“German network”).

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