Energieversorgung Mittelrhein AG (evm) has begun developing a charging infrastructure concept for the Middle Rhine region with an analysis of potential users and their needs. evm is collating all information on current and future socio-economic, technical and infrastructural conditions and developments in the concept. On this basis a phased schedule for a needs-based charging infrastructure will emerge.

The evm project is being funded under the electric mobility funding guideline with almost 48,000 euro through the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Implementation of the funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. Foreseeable technological opportunities as well as future developments also feed into the concept, such as the different residential and living structures in the individual neighbourhoods. In addition local actors such as city administrations, car park operators, housing developers and the distribution system operator Energienetze Mittelrhein (enm) are involved in order to identify mobility hubs as well as parking and charging infrastructures and link them together.

In the current concept the city of Koblenz, the collective municipality of Vallendar as well as the towns of Bendorf and Lahnstein will be considered. Following the completion of the pilot project, formulation of the results will be transferable to other towns and municipalities.