Berlin (dpa) - The Association of the Automotive Industry is calling for more speed to expand the charging network for electric cars.
VDA President Hildegard Müller said before a digital top-level discussion between the federal government and business that in order to achieve the goal of one million public charging points by 2030, around 2000 new public charging points per week would be necessary in the future.
"Currently, however, only around 200 new charging points are being installed in the public area."
According to a new VDA ranking, the Regen district in Bavaria is currently the front runner in the public e-charging infrastructure.
This is about the number of publicly accessible charging points in relation to the cars registered in the district or the city.
According to the ranking, there are large regional differences.
According to the industry, there are currently a little over 30,000 public charging points in Germany.
The energy association BDEW called for an electromobility summit that brings the energy, automotive, housing, retail and municipal sectors together.
"The ramp-up of electromobility will be an act of strength that needs the support of all stakeholders," says BDEW boss Kerstin Andreae.
A “charging infrastructure master plan” was published a year ago.
The goal is a sufficient, reliable and user-friendly charging infrastructure.
An interim balance should be drawn at the top-level discussion on Thursday.
The demand for electric cars has risen in the past few months due to higher government premiums.
The question, however, is whether the expansion of a comprehensive charging network is keeping pace.
"We need a balance between public and private charging options," says Müller.
“Both must now be intensively expanded.
The municipalities should now increase the offer in their area of responsibility and present a plan on how they want to expand the charging infrastructure in their area of responsibility quickly and with commitment. "
The new ranking of the VDA states, on the one hand, the number of publicly accessible charging points in relation to the cars registered in the district or the city.
The more charging points there are, the more attractive the region is for converting to e-cars.
Another value indicates how many e-cars have to share a public charging point.
The Regen district is ahead for both values, but there are few electric cars there.
Wolfsburg, Passau and Landau in the Palatinate also occupy top places in terms of the attractiveness of the charging network.
The city of Krefeld brings up the rear.
In terms of share value, the district of Regen, the district of Freyung-Grafenau and the city of Salzgitter are in the lead, while Stuttgart and Krefeld come in last.
Andreae explained that the energy industry has massively advanced the development of the public charging infrastructure in recent years with over 33,000 charging points.
"Our industry can and will continue to invest heavily in this area."
The key to success is that the charging infrastructure is expanded in line with demand and in an economically sustainable manner in the coming years.
"An expansion path based on the market economy and geared to the needs of customers and vehicles reduces the likelihood of bad investments and thus creates the sensible development of a sustainably used public charging infrastructure."
However, the sector is still a long way from operating the public charging infrastructure economically.
For example, around 550,000 fully electric vehicles would be necessary for economical utilization of the 33,000 charging points, but currently there are only around 268,000 purely battery-electric vehicles in Germany.
This is one of the reasons why significantly more electric cars will be needed in the coming years so that manufacturers can comply with stricter EU climate regulations.
Electromobility also plays a central role in the federal government's climate protection program, with which the 2030 climate targets are to be achieved, for example in traffic.
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