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Highways are getting more charging stations

Highways are getting more charging stations

About 1,000 new fast charging points will be built on German motorways. (Image: Ionic)

Specifically, it concerns fast charging points in 200 unmanaged rest areas. It is scheduled to be built by 2026. According to Autobahn GmbH, the contracts will go to Fastned, Eon, the Autostrom Nord Bidding Group and Totalenergies.

Federal Transport Minister Volker According to the announcement, Wissing (FDP) said the highway charging network has become significantly denser. “Our goal is to have access to the next nationwide fast charging location within a few minutes.” In order to travel long distances with an electric car, drivers must be able to charge reliably, said Michael Güntner, head of Federal Autobahn GmbH.

The federal government's current goal is to have a total of 15 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030. There are currently about 1.5 million. Experts consider it doubtful whether the goal can be achieved. One reason is that the federal government, due to austerity restrictions, ended state subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles at the end of 2023, much earlier than already planned.

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