The advisory board of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure met for its fourth meeting online today, strengthened by four new members. This is the first time a manufacturer of battery-electric trucks and associations from the trade, property and the oil industries are represented in the advisory board.

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Director General for Policy Issues at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and Chairman of the National Centre’s Advisory Board, welcomed the new members at the beginning of the meeting: Martin Höfelmann (Deputy Head of Governmental Relations at TRATON GROUP), Lars Reimann (Head of Department for Energy and Climate Policy at the Germany Retail Federation (Handelsverband Deutschland HDE)), Wolfgang Saam (Head of Department for Climate Protection, Energy Policy and Sustainability at the German Property Federation (ZIA)) and Adrian Willig (CEO of en2x – Wirtschaftsverband Fuels und Energie e.V. (Fuels and Energy Association). They join the existing 24 advisory board members with immediate effect. They represent federal states and municipalities, environmental protection, conservation and scientific interests, consumer protection, the automotive industry, the energy industry and companies that manufacture charging infrastructure.

A list of all board members of the National Centre, including names and functions can be found at

Johannes Pallasch, Spokesperson for the Management team of the National Centre: “We are pleased that we could expand the wide-ranging expertise of our board with four new members, thus introducing important new perspectives and impetus to the issue of charging infrastructure. I warmly welcome Martin Höfelmann, Lars Reimann, Wolfgang Saam und Adrian Willig and look forward to working with them. The new composition of the advisory board also demonstrates that charging infrastructure now affects many sectors and many areas of life. The various interest groups on our board network with us and also with each other, because the development of a nationwide, needs-based charging infrastructure for electric mobility in Germany can only succeed by working together.”

The board, now 28-members strong, meets twice a year and first convened in September 2020. It provides the National Centre with strategic, conceptual, specialist and content-related advice and provides a platform for exchange and discussion with stakeholders of the National Centre.