Deutschlandnetz: 400 applications for 23 lots

Deutschlandnetz: 400 applications for 23 lots-lots

The contracting authority of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure received a good 400 applications for the 23 regional lots of the Germany network, the federal fast-charging project comprising a total of 1000 locations. Each of the lots meets with a two-digit number of interested parties, according to the National Control Center for Charging Infrastructure in a recent posting on LinkedIn. This demand and dynamic should now be used to identify the most economical and user-friendly offer.

In the first round of tenders, the regional lots, interested parties apply for the construction and operation of publicly accessible HPC fast charging infrastructure away from the federal motorways in urban, suburban and rural areas. In a second, separate round, further charging parks are to be built at a good 200 federal rest stops and parking lots. In total, the federal government is spending a good 1.9 billion euros on the project.

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure awards the contracts for the construction and operation of HPC fast charging points. The award of the contract as part of the tender with the 23 regional lots affects a total of around 900 HPC locations, each with several charging devices whose charging points are designed to deliver a maximum output of at least. 300 kW are suitable and which, taking into account several simultaneous charging processes, have a charging capacity of at least. 200 kW have to guarantee. In addition

For each regional lot, the BMVI, with the support of the National Control Center for Charging Infrastructure at NOW GmbH, has defined search areas in which the winning bidders must set up the HPC locations with a defined number of charging points. The task of finding suitable locations in the defined search areas is the responsibility of the winning bidders.

A few weeks ago, several infrastructure operators criticized the project: the planned electricity price cap of 44 cents and the 100 percent financing of the new systems are said to threaten the existing charging infrastructure for electric cars. “We see the already well-developed charging market being massively disrupted by the state as a result of the Germany network tender based on the Fast Charging Act,” the paper says, as quoted by the specialist portal Edison from the three-page letter. The complete assumption of the construction and operating costs during the first eight years is a “competitive overfunding that goes far beyond a financing gap to be covered” and is therefore not compatible with the new guidelines of the European Union.

Emotions were particularly agitated at the maximum price that can be charged at charging stations in the German network: 44 cents. That’s significantly less than what emobilists pay for existing fast chargers like Ionity or Fastned. There, up to 79 cents per kilowatt hour are due.

The paper states that the maximum price will lead to “cutting-down state competition using tax revenue”. The critics fear that their more expensive charging stations, which are not subsidized to the same extent, could be “forced out of the market due to lack of use”. The first “brake effects” have already set in as existing investment plans have been reconsidered or postponed.

Unfortunately, it is not known to what extent the critics participated in the tender for the Germany network. Due to the lively participation, however, it can be assumed that nobody would want to miss this opportunity.

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3 thoughts on “Deutschlandnetz: 400 applications for 23 lots”

  1. I think the response from the relevant companies is threefold:

    1. Use political and public influence to obtain changes to the plans
    2. Apply to avoid wasting opportunities
    3. Take legal action to obtain changes to the plans

    In this respect, nothing at all can be deduced from the high level of participation. Especially nothing about the acceptance of the previous tender.

  2. Exactly right the tender. The prices should then gradually be lowered . 44 ct/kWh can only be the beginning. We should be well below 30 ct/kWh within 5 years.
    The reduction in electricity prices at the charging stations can be similar to the reduction in feed-in tariffs for renewables under the EEG. The goal must be to get under 20 ct/kWh, then nobody drives a combustion engine anymore.

  3. … a cap on the sales price is absolutely necessary. 79 cents bring the e-cars close to the operating costs of the combustion engines. Tesla is currently taking approx. 40 cents, without the cost being covered by the state. And the charging infrastructure at acceptable prices is a key argument in convincing customers to buy e-cars.


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