Legal basis for the tendering of 1,000 fast-charging hubs is established
The “Act on the Provision of a Nationwide Fast-Charging Infrastructure for Pure Battery Electric Vehicles”, or Fast Charging Act (SchnellLG – Schnellladegesetz) for short, was passed by the Bundesrat today. With this law, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is creating the legal framework for the targeted expansion of a Germany-wide network of fast-charging points.
With around 1,000 additional fast-charging hubs, a close-knit fast-charging infrastructure network is to be created that will guarantee that demand can be met even at peak times and at previously uneconomical locations as the number of e-vehicle registrations increases.
An initial tendering process will be launched before the summer break on the basis of the Fast Charging Act, in addition to the numerous funding programmes of the BMVI, in order to ensure the effective development of the planned fast charging network for long-distance and medium-distance journeys. The concept for the call for tenders will be presented to the German Bundestag shortly.
The tender is scheduled to commence in the summer of 2021.