The Emsland district is leading the way in electric mobility: charging points for electric cars have been set up at no less than twelve new locations there. Charging points for enhanced electric mobility have been established in Lingen, Geeste, Twist, Meppen, Haren, Lünne, Freren and Bawinkel.

In its function as a charging network operator, innogy has received funding support from the German government for the construction of new charging columns. The funding stems from the “Federal Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles Programme” of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur). Municipalities or advertising partners are also involved at many locations.

The new charging stations each possess two charging points that allow two electric vehicles to be charged simultaneously. The recharging of the electric cars is performed with 100 percent green electricity and is accessible to everyone. Payment can be made either via a vehicle electricity contract as well as by Paypal or credit card.

The district has entrusted innogy SE with the provision and operation of the new e-charging infrastructure. innogy is responsible for the installation and meter reading, annual maintenance and repair services, operation of the IT backend, 24/7 customer hotline and the procurement of electricity from sources of renewable energy.