City, Country, Electricity: The Charging Infrastructure is Continually Improving in Germany
Carmakers are bringing more and more models of electric vehicles onto the market. The charging infrastructure needs to be right if these vehicles are to assume the lead on the road. Let’s take a look at the situation now.
The number of electric car charging stations in Germany has risen by around 15,500 since 2016. That sounds good, but is it enough? The answer: well, yes and no. Currently, there are 220,000 electric cars in Germany, 84,000 of which are pure electric vehicles. Therefore, the current demand is taken care of, strictly in terms of numbers. The pace of the construction work to optimize the charging infrastructure throughout Germany remains rapid. And the growth is impressive: According to the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, the number of public charging stations has increased to 20,650 (up from 13,500 – an increase of more than 50 percent) between August 2018 and August 2019.