Germany lags behind its own goals

In mid-June 2022, the German Association of Automotive Industries VDA announced an update of their e-charging network ranking. This shows that Germany still has a lot to catch up on when it comes to expanding the publicly available charging infrastructure for electric cars. The gap between the charging infrastructure and the number of e-cars continues to grow.

In Germany there are 60,364 publicly available charging points (Source: Federal Network Agency, as of May 1, 2022). During the last 12 months on average approx 57,000 electric cars (electric car) per month was recently approved in Germany, the number of publicly available grew charging points weekly only at about 330.

Came with it currently in Germany on average around 22 e-cars at a publicly accessible charging point. In the last VDA charging network ranking, there were per. October 1, 2021 21 e-cars and May 1, 2021 there were 17 e-cars – The participation between supply and demand thus grows.

VDA: The expansion rate was to increase sixfold

To the goal of one million charging points by 2030as the federal government has also explicitly stated in its coalition agreement, would be achievable about 2,000 new charging points per week required. that expansion rate then should sixfold will. If the current rate of expansion does not increase, there will be a year in Germany In 2030 only about 210,000 charging points – so only one fifth it intended a million.

In more than that Half of all 10,796 parishes in Germany there is from 1 May 2022 also not a single public charging point.

Hildegard Müller, chairman of the association of the car industry
Image: VDA

“We need consistent monitoring of the 1 million charging point by the federal government.”
– Hildegard Müller, the association of the car industry

Hildegard Müller, chairman of the association of the car industry: “The federal government’s target of 15 million electric vehicles by 2030 has need one ambitious expansion of the charging infrastructure. Nevertheless, enlargement is progressing far too slowly. Also the one for them electromobility necessary extension of elnet need to be better coordinated. We need a lot more speedif we want to achieve the goals. ”

She demands: “Instead of limping backwards, he must Expansion ahead of demand by two years. Only in this way can it be urgently needed confidence of consumers in one reliable and adequate charging infrastructure be created. And we need one consistent monitoring the target of 1 million charging points by the federal government, because only then can adjust well in advance if necessary will.”

“The municipalities must take on their responsibility for the expansion of the charging infrastructure more than before.”
– Hildegard Müller, the association of the car industry

To to increase the rate of expansionbe everywhere faster planning and approval processes necessary, according to the VDA president. “We need to speed up planning when we expand the charging infrastructure for e-vehicles, and the car industry has put forward concrete proposals for that.”

In addition, they should municipalities their responsibility for the expansion of the charging infrastructure more than before. Müller: “The municipalities know best the specific local needs. that mayors and governors shall Define goals for the construction and push the implementation. “(eve)

The results of the VDA e-charging network ranking

To VDA e-charging network ranking is a statistical evaluation based on the official Data from the Federal Motor Transport Authority and Federal Network Agency based. What is reported here is included in Evaluation divided into three areas:

T-value: This is how many cars share a publicly accessible charging point

Of T value indicates how many electric cars one share a public charging point shall.

Here with Gross-Gerau district (Hessen) and new leader. There are only 4.8 e-cars per charging point. Salt latticeformer leader, can be found at Rang 6 again. on Emden is in second place (formerly rank 26), op Third place goes to the city of Heilbronn (former rank 11).

A look at Federal States gives by T value the following order: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hamburg. on rank 6 lies Schleswig Holstein, followed by Berlin and Lower Saxony. Second half leads Bayern in 9th place on. Behind: Brandenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Bremen, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saarland. The differences between the federal states are greatbut, of course, there are also structural differences in the federal states: At the forefront Saxony come 13.8 e-cars on one charging pointin Saarland 28.1 e-cars.

A-value: The charging network is so attractive considering the total number of registered cars

Of A value represents the basics The attractiveness of the charging network in district or in the city number the publicly available charging points in connection with all cars registered in the district or in the city set. In the A-value the ranking is The city of Wolfsburg its first place can defend again. Of Gross-Gerau district follows after that second rank. on place 3 lies Ingolstadt.

S-value: Statistically speaking, this is how many electric cars share a fast charging point

Of S value shows how many e-bil seen statistically share a fast charging point shall. fast charging points are particularly important on longer routes or if Pause in loading is as short as possible must be, for example, when traveling or shopping. In it fast charging infrastructure is a statistical evaluation state level reasonable. The national average is at S-value of 146.1. Or to put it another way: in Germany, ordinary people come 146.1 e-cars for a fast charging point.

that first four places proof here Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Only East German states. It comes with Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lower Saxony, Schleswig Holstein and Bremen five other federal states, one better relationship of fast charging points and e-cars than the national average. run into Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg, Berlin, Saarland, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse more e-cars to a fast charging point than the national average. It turns out: Even with fast charging infrastructure are the differences between states big. IN Thuringia 57.5 e-cars come to a fast charging point, i Hesse it is 209.1.

Overall winner of the ranking of the charging network

Particularly dynamic The charging point expansion has been since the last VDA-E charging network ranking (as of 1 October 2021) at T-value leader in the district Groß-Gerauwho added 736 charging points, i by Berlinwhere 455 new charging points were added and in Hanover region. 279 new charging points were added.


The VDA charging network’s ranking is based on data from the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) on the number of charging points in German districts and cities per capita. April 1, 2022 and the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) on the number of cars and electricity. cars, also on the Reference Date April 1, 2022. Recent data on the number of cars are not available.

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