Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, presented the new FlächenTOOL (plot tool) at yesterday’s summit of the ‘Alliance for Modern Mobility’ in the framework of the annual conference of the Network for Sustainable Mobility (NaKoMo).

With FlächenTOOL, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure has created a digital platform providing information about properties in Germany potentially available for the construction of charging infrastructure. Those wishing to invest in charging infrastructure can find the appropriate sites here.

Federal states, municipalities, municipal companies, companies and private individuals have the opportunity to showcase their properties on the FlächenTOOL. The web application is specifically designed so that no special previous knowledge is required. It takes less than five minutes to enter the necessary basic data – location, plot size, number of parking spaces and public accessibility. Further details can be specified as an option, such as connection to the electrical grid, availability of toilets and proximity to restaurants, shops, tourist attractions or recreational facilities. To advertise the sites, individual descriptions and photos of the sites and their environments can be added.

Anyone looking for locations for the construction of charging infrastructure gets an overview of potential suitable plots and their features. Results are filtered according to different parameters, such as postcodes. From December it will be possible to make direct contact via the FlächenTOOL.

Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson and one of the two heads of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure says: “Our plot tool supports and accelerates the development of charging infrastructure in Germany. It can be used in the upcoming funding calls to find suitable sites as well as for the development of the planned nationwide fast charging network with 1,000 locations. Climate and environmental protection begins on the local level. Municipalities in particular can benefit from our tool and help their citizens avail of a well-developed charging infrastructure, without having to finance it themselves.”