The new AUTO BILD 31/2022

The expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany is progressing, but has one problem: of the 63,570 public charging points nationwide (as of July), only 9918 are fast chargers.

In my opinion, the large-scale installation of slow 11 kW charging stations is wrong. On the side of the road to be able to fill up overnight, they are ingenious. But in the supermarket parking lot? Electricity flows into the battery for around 50 kilometers per hour, and who spends 60 minutes shopping?

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Some have recognized that: I was recently at the hardware store, there were several fast chargers with up to 225 kW charging capacity. I sifted through nuts and bolts for 20 minutes and when I came back the car was full. At Hamburg Airport there is at least a 50 kW socket for people picking you up (free parking for up to 60 minutes), the latest Lidl chargers can fill the batteries with 60 kW, and Aldi even has up to 150 kW.

Michael Gebhardt

Micha Gebhardt, Deputy Editor-in-Chief AUTO BILD.

This is what a clever charging infrastructure looks like! This also makes sense for city dwellers without their own electric parking space. After all, charging the car once a week is sufficient for most drivers given the average mileage. If that can be done while shopping, that’s a huge win for e-mobility.

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The new AUTO BILD 31/2022: Here are all the topics

NEW HITS First lap in the Honda Civic Type R • Rivian: This is how the electric pick-up drives and the first seat test in the new SUV • Cadillac Celestiq, Sonos Motors Sion, Alpine A110 E-ternité, TU Eindhoven ZEM MESSAGES Herbert Diess resigns from VW presidency • Drones as air taxis • Column: “America, you drive me crazy” TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Mobility for millions: What makes the bestsellers in the automotive industry so special • Comparison test: Fresh Volvo XC40 against Audi Q3 and BMW X2 • News from the endurance test • Ford Mustang Mach-E GT in first test • Everyday Relationship: Mini Countryman • Used cars: Opel Corsa REPORTS Simon Loasby: How a British designer is creating Hyundai’s future • How South Korea became a car nation • Homemade: Two friends from Osnabrück build a Baja Bug SERVICE This is how Netflix and Co get into the car • GHG quota: How you can earn up to 475 euros per year with your e-car • Toll or detour: Which is more worthwhile on a holiday trip • Service mix HEADINGS Eye-catcher: Just drive a car • Motorsport: Sebastian Vettel retires • Extra tour: Kia EV6 GT

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