Germany recently unveiled their plans to massively boost their EV charging networks, increasing the total electric charging stations across Germany to 1 million by 2030, up from the current 70,000. The whole endeavor is estimated to cost around 6.6 billion euros.
A large increase in Germany’s EV charging infrastructure is necessary
To be able to support the growing number of electric vehicles (15 million vehicles on German roads by 2030) and make the transition from fossil-fuel-driven cars to electric ones as user-friendly as possible, this increase in electric charging stations in Germany is needed.
In the end, one of the biggest challenges countries worldwide are experiencing is that the amount of vehicles often far exceeds the capacity of the EV charging network. Hopefully, as everyone is watching Germany’s investment in EV charging infrastructure, many other countries will follow suit.
The importance of EVs and EV charging networks
The change to more climate-friendly vehicles plays a key role in achieving the world’s targets for not only the transport sector, but the overall climate targets. For example, the transport sector stood for around 16% of the total emissions in 2016, where road transports made up around 12% of the total emissions, and 60% came from passenger travel.
It is a rather big chunk, emphasizing the importance of a big enough charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany and the rest of the world.
What does the plan for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany envisage?
- Increase the publicly accessible charging stations in Germany’s EV charging infrastructure from 70,000 to 1 million by 2030.
- Mainly expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in municipalities in Germany that are currently undersupplied, particularly in rural areas where charging stations are even harder to find than in the bigger cities.
- Provide real estate where the stations can be built, especially alongside highways.
- Offer subsidies to private owners of electric cars to help them install solar panels at their homes, allowing them to charge their vehicles overnight.
- Ready Germany’s electric grid for the increased load due to the increasing number of EVs.
EV charging infrastructure at Icemakers
As the automotive industry is shifting towards electric vehicles, automated driving, and related systems the world and we have to adapt. A significant part of all vehicles today are electric, and the amount of electric vehicles will continue to increase in the coming years. As a result, Icemakers take great pride in enabling the automotive industry to develop its vehicles and technical systems of the future.
To accommodate all the necessary testing, we have an electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EV infrastructure) and offer the possibility for EV Charging throughout all our facilities. We are also making substantial annual investments to expand this network even further every year.
Since the early 1970s, we have always been at the forefront of technological innovation together with our clients. It is essential for us not just to keep up with the ever-changing demands and requirements of the vehicle industry as it moves forward but rather trying to be one step ahead in developing the EV infrastructure and solutions needed not just today, but tomorrow.
Contact us for more information about our services or read more about our charging infrastructure.