The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is calling for more speed in expanding the charging network for electric cars. Speaking before a top-level digital meeting between the German government and industry leaders on Thursday, VDA President Hildegard Müller said that in order to achieve the target of one million public charging points by 2030, around 2,000 new public charging points per week would be needed in future. "Currently, however, only around 200 new charging points are being installed in public areas,” she said.
According to a new VDA ranking, the leader in the public e-charging infrastructure is currently the district of Regen in the southern state of Bavaria. The ranking assesses the number of publicly accessible charging points in relation to the number of cars registered in the district or city. According to the ranking, there are large regional differences.
According to the industry, there are currently just over 30,000 public charging points in Germany. The energy association BDEW has called for an electromobility summit that would bring together the energy, automotive, housing, retail industries and municipal administrations. "The ramp-up of electromobility will be an enormous endeavor that needs the support of all players," said the BDEW director, Kerstin Andreae.
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