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Germany Spends 6.3 billion euros To Build EV Charging Stations


The German government has approved a plan to rapidly expand the number of charging stations across the country at a cost of 6.3 billion euros over three years.

The plan also mentions that by 2030 the number of charging stations in Germany will increase by a factor of nearly 14, from about 70,000 now to 1 million

Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing said in a statement that the goal is to speed up the development of charging infrastructure and simplify the charging process, thereby making it easier for people to switch from combustion to electric vehicles.

“We know electric vehicles are developing rapidly, so we have to be fast.”

“Germany is not just a car production site, but a world-leading one, which is why the success of our preparations is crucial to us. We need to proactively expand the charging infrastructure to meet user demand.” Wissing emphasize.

And the current 70,000 charging stations in Germany are not enough

To encourage the construction of charging stations, the federal government plans to deploy charging stations along highways. And subsidize private EV owners who install solar power in their homes to charge their cars.

In addition, Wissing said that Germany will also build a digital network to provide drivers with a charging map, indicating the location of charging stations and the charging demand of different charging stations, making charging services more user-friendly.

However, the growing number of electric vehicles and the number of supporting charging stations has also created new problems for Germany’s power grid. Wissing expects that the number of electric vehicles registered will grow exponentially in the next few years, so it is imperative to prepare accordingly.

Overall, the European Union is currently leading the world in the development of electric vehicles, with a pledge to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035.