Today, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier and Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer invited to a summit meeting on the expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. They were joined by representatives of the energy industry, municipal enterprises and the automotive industry, as well as Johannes Pallasch, speaker of the management team of the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure.

„People are willing to switch to electric mobility if the conditions are right.“

Only through targeted cooperation between all stakeholders, such as with the introduction of a uniform, user-friendly payment system at public charging stations, can the further successful penetration of electric vehicles in the market be achieved. This was the shared position of the summit participants.

Among the topics addressed by Johannes Pallasch was the German Centre for Charging Infrastructure’s newly developed FlächenTOOL (plotTOOL): A digital platform that creates a link between property owners and those interested in investing in charging infrastructure and looking for suitable locations. “With FlächenTOOL, we are accelerating the development of public charging infrastructure in Germany,” explained Johannes Pallasch. People are willing to switch to electric mobility if the conditions are right. This is also shown by the extraordinary success of the federal government’s new support programme for private charging stations. Since 24 November 2020, 76,758 applications for 94,118 charging points with a funding volume of a little over 84 million euros have been submitted (status: 12:00 am, 2 December). The funding programme runs until the end of 2023 and has a total volume of 200 million euros.

Further information (in German):

KFW product page for the “Charging stations for electric cars – residential buildings” (Ladestationen für Elektroautos – Wohngebäude) support programme