The number of e-cars is growing and the number of charging stations is not keeping up
The number of public charging stations is increasing, but that of e-cars is growing faster! The result: more and more cars have to share a freely accessible charging station, shows a VDA study.
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The VDA ranking puts the number of e-cars in 400 cities and districts in relation to the existing charging infrastructure. In Saxony it looks best: 9.9 e-cars share a charging station. In Hesse, however, 19.9 e-cars “jam” per charging station.
VDA President Hildegard Müller calls for a faster expansion of the charging infrastructure.
Hildegard Müller, President of the Association of the Automotive Industry, criticized BILD am SONNTAG: “The expansion of the charging infrastructure on public roads is picking up speed. But while almost 60,000 new electric cars are registered in Germany every month, the number of publicly accessible charging points is only growing by almost 1000 per month. That is not enough. We need around 2000 new charging points per month. ” Germany is thus far from the forecast demand at public charging points. It will open 440,000 to 843,000 quantified in the study “Charging infrastructure after 2025/2030 – scenarios for the market ramp-up” (for reading) by the National Charging Infrastructure Control Center. Client: the Federal Ministry of Transport.
Central charging station register required
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City ranking: Salzgitter is ahead
The VDA report also provides the first city figures. After that, Salzgitter is a pioneer: 349 e-cars share 110 charging stations (3.2 per station). Weimar brings up the rear with only 25 charging stations for 1,842 e-cars (73.68 per station).
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There are rules in parking lots with a charging facility, for example on how long you stay at the charging station.
Stronger than the increase in public charging points (this helps against charging column blockers) and the great demand for wallboxes funded with 900 euros rose the number of registered electric cars in the past months increased strongly. The main reason for this is that increased e-purchase premium. According to figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), the first quarter of 2021 exactly 64,694 electric cars newly registered, an increase of almost 150 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020. The market share of all-electric cars rose from 3.7 to 9.8 percent. Means: That too Bedarf of charging current for electric vehicles has grown significantly – a trend that is likely to continue.