AUTO BILD 42/2021 – AUTO BILD
“You have to write that e-cars make you fat,” a colleague asked me. Because driving slowly burns fewer calories? “No, because I go to McDonald’s every time I stop charging. The fast food chain is a popular place to go for e-car drivers. Not only because they are represented at many rest stops and truck stops, but also because they set up charging stations themselves Around 250 restaurants are expected to be energized by the end of the year, and by 2025 there will be 1,000.
The burger loaders get their electricity to go from the Oldenburg energy supplier EWE – which also operates 84 percent of the sockets in Bremen. Innogy controls just as many charging points in Dortmund, and in Munich the municipal utilities even control over 88 percent of the charging stations. No rarity!
The lack of competition and a monopoly-like position of a few providers in a region are also angry with the Federal Cartel Office. President Andreas Mundt rightly called for a functioning competition for nationwide coverage – and reasonable prices. Because: the victims are the drivers. For the electricity on the fast charger, you sometimes pay far more than double what you would at home. This also makes you lose your desire for Big Macs.