In order to provide a basic fast-charging infrastructure for medium- and long-haul traffic, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is putting out tenders for the construction and operation of 1,000 fast charging locations, each with several charging points. (Earlier post.) This will create several thousand new fast charging points: the Germany network (Deutschlandnetz).
These fast charging stations will complement the already existing large fast-charging locations and thus provide a nationwide and needs-based fast charging infrastructure throughout Germany. Sites must support up to 300 kW charging.
The next fast charging station must be reachable in 10 minutes! That's what we set out to do and that’s what we will deliver. Charging must be possible anytime and anywhere in Germany. This is the only way we can get people excited about climate-friendly mobility and switch them from an internal combustion engine to an electric car. An important factor here is the price at the charging station. That is why we set an upper price limit of currently 44 cents per kWh in our tender, which is below the diesel price . In total, we are taking around 2 billion euros into our hands to set up the 1000 fast-charging locations—a strong signal that shows how serious we are with the switch to climate-friendly mobility.—Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer
BMVI’s announcement focuses on the publication of the 900 search areas for regional lots and the price model. In the invitation to tender, an upper price limit of 44 cents per kWh is envisaged. By defining a price model for charging at the locations of the Germany network, it should be ensured that there are no harmful repercussions on the parallel developing market and that users find fair prices at the same time. The upper price limit of 44 cents per kWh was chosen taking into account both market economy and climate policy aspects.