On the occasion of a digital parliamentary evening organised by the Electric Mobility Parliamentary Group (Parlamentskreis Elektromobilität) and the Electric Mobility Industry Group (Industriekreis Elektromobilität), Johannes Pallasch, Head of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, discussed the charging infrastructure master plan with Eva Ackermann (BMVI) and Member of the German Bundestag Andreas Rimkus (SPD) on 7 October 2020 – taking a look at both the status quo and into the future.
“The first milestones of the charging infrastructure master plan have been reached. One example is the new funding programme for private charging infrastructure,” said Johannes Pallasch. “In order to implement the further goals successfully and swiftly, politics and industry must pull together. To this end, opportunities for exchange such as the digital parliamentary evening of the Electric Mobility Parliamentary Group and the Electric Mobility Industry Group are of immense value.”
In the subsequent series of presentations, Dr. Marcus Groll, Managing Director Ionity, spoke about the industrialisation of fast charging infrastructure for European long-distance traffic, while Mathias Wiecher, Global Head of E-Mobility, E.on, dealt with the expansion of the public charging infrastructure in Germany. Dr. Hendrik Adolphi, Head of Technical Plant Management at Netze BW, spoke on network expansion, network planning and V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid), and Christoph Steinkamp, Managing Director of HySolutions, on the expansion of charging infrastructure under municipal responsibility.
“The ramp-up in electric cars is now going full throttle – this can be seen in the current registration figures,” said Andreas Rimkus. “The National Centre for Charging Infrastructure is doing the important painstaking work necessary to provide these vehicles with a good charging infrastructure in due time. The Electric Mobility Parliamentary Circle is an association of members of parliament who are committed to the subject of electric mobility – it offers a platform for exchange across political groups. In the Electric Mobility Industry Group, the central industry associations work across all sectors to maintain and expand the value-added chains for electric mobility in Germany.”
This year, the annual Parliamentary Evening was hosted by BDEW and took place in the premises of the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure – which coordinates the activities for the expansion of charging infrastructure in Germany on behalf of the BMVI and under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH.
Further information (in German) is available at: www.nationale-leitstelle.de