The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen today officially inaugurated a federally funded inner-city public charging park. The new charging park was established by the Bremen-based start-up company Eulektro in cooperation with the city of Bremen.
The project received funding from the “Ladeinfrastruktur vor Ort” (Local Charging Infrastructure) funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr). The programme provided a total of 200,000 euros in support for 53 charging points for Eulektro in the city of Bremen. The total investment amounts to about 350,000 euros.
Daniela Kluckert, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, and Commissioner for Charging Point Infrastructure: “Our charging point funding is reaching local communities quickly and in a targeted manner. Thanks to our funding of 200,000 euros, a total of nine of these charging parks with a total of 53 charging points will be established in Bremen. For people in urban areas, it is important that sufficient charging options are also available here – and that charging electric cars becomes as easy and convenient as refuelling is today.”
The newly opened charging park at Franziuseck located near the Wilhelm-Kaisen bridge in Bremen is one of the first major projects to be completed as part of the nationwide funding programme. The technical commissioning of the charging park with six AC charging points with a capacity of 22 kW each took place at the beginning of the week. Today, the first electric cars could be charged during the opening ceremony. The inauguration took place in the presence of the Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing of Bremen, Dr. Maike Schaefer, and the Head of the Funding Team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure (Nationale Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur), Conrad Hammer. On behalf of the BMDV, the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure supports and coordinates the activities for the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany.
The federal government is making a total of 300 million euros available through the federal funding programme “Local Charging Infrastructure” to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, in setting up publicly accessible charging infrastructure. More than 8,000 charging points are to be built via the funding guideline. The aim is to offer people charging options wherever they are out and about in their daily lives, for example in numerous city centre locations, at supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, swimming pools or at sports grounds.
Johannes Pallasch, spokesperson for the management team of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure: “I am delighted to see that the ‘Local Charging Infrastructure’ funding programme is bearing fruit, as demonstrated in the new public charging parks in Bremen. Bremen is showing what modern, inner-city charging of electric vehicles can look like. After all, easy charging should be possible wherever people are. Throughout Germany, thousands of new charging points are currently being established locally with the help of the nationwide programme.”
“Space-saving, equipped with innovative technology and an important service for ramping up electric mobility,” is how Maike Schaefer, Senator for Climate Protection, Environment, Mobility, Urban Development and Housing of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, describes the new charging hub at Bremen’s Franziuseck. “This is a starting signal for the accelerated expansion of the charging infrastructure in Bremen.”
Further information on the BMDV’s charging infrastructure funding programmes at: www.nationale-leitstelle.de/en/foerdern