Number of E cars grows much faster than the number of charging points

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Number of E cars grows much faster than the number of charging points-faster

The expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric cars in Germany is very dynamic. For a nationwide and needs-based expansion, however, there is still great efforts. In particular, public charging points will become more important. These are the essential results of the loading infrastructure report of the TuV Rheinland. The report created for the first time, based on the data of the partner Charging Radar, where what kind of charging infrastructure has been established between 2018 and 2020, how to use car rides the charging pillars and to pay attention to further expansion.

The loading infrastructure report considers the development based on data and analyzes for the regional expansion of the infrastructure, the usability behavior on the charging column and the quality and availability of the charging infrastructure. The report distinguishes between loading points – the individual charging column and charging locations consisting of one or more charging points.

The dynamic expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany shows itself according to report, for example, in the following developments: The number of charging points and investment locations has more than quadrupling within three years. At the end of 2017 there was only 11 in Germany.000 charging points to 5000 investment locations, at the end of 2020 it was already more than 50.000 charging points to more than 23.000 boost locations. In particular, in 2020, when expanding the charging infrastructure, there was a veritable boom: from the beginning of October to the end of December 2020, more than 7,000 charging points were added to more than 3000 locations – more than in any other quarter since the beginning of the period of consideration.

Every fifth connection is a quick charge

From the charging points newly created in the period 2018 to 2020, almost every fifth (19 percent) is a quick charge with DC (DC) and charging outputs above 50 kilowatts. The remaining 81 percent are AC charging points where alternately with AC (AC) can be loaded with a charging power of up to 22 kilowatts.

Regionally, the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany is uneven. Thus, the data of the TuV Rheinland Loading infrastructure reports indicate a relatively weak expansion in rural regions. The proportion of boost locations and points in rural regions is only 17 percent of all investment locations and points. Looking at the ten urban regions with the most developed charging infrastructure – measured by the number of charging points and loads per inhabitant – it becomes clear that seven of the ten strongest regions are located in the south and southwest of Germany. On the other hand, with Dresden (10th place) is only one East German city in the top 10 again.

Number of charging processes is growing strongly, number of E cars even stronger

The TuV Rheinland Loading infrastructure report also analyzes how often and at what times the drivers and drivers of electric vehicles use the charging columns. The data shows that the number of charging operations has grown very strongly, from the end of 2017 to the end of 2020 by a factor of 15. The inventory of charging points, however, is significantly slower in the same period – by a factor of 4.5 – grown. In the future expansion, according to TuV Rheinland, the main focus should be on the right selection of the site. So both the visibility and the selected environment as a site criteria have a special impact on the usage behavior as shown in the report.

The rising mismatch between the number of charging points and the number of electric cars also has the industry portal Edison. How more up-to-date numbers as those of TuV Rheinland show, the admission plus in E-cars was a good 59 percent last September and 32 percent in October. In the end of September was a plus of only two percent in the expansion of public loading infrastructure.

If you put the number of public charging points in relation to the stock of electric cars, it follows, according to Edison a clear imbalance: More than 16 cars have to share a public charging connection. The association of the automotive industry as well as the EU provides a relation of 10 to 1 as an ideal. Nevertheless, a loading emergency is not, as with about 90 percent, most charging operations to private wallboxes and jobs take place. And their number has risen greatly in recent months thanks to funding programs such as the 900 Euro grant for a private wallbox. However, the care of e-car drivers, which live in conurbations in apartments without their own parking space and thus without their own charging option. These are largely instructed on public charging columns.

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4 thoughts on “Number of E cars grows much faster than the number of charging points”

  1. “More than 16 cars have to share a public charger. The association of the automotive industry as well as the EU provides a relation of 10 to 1 as an ideal. Nevertheless, a loading emergency does not prevail because with about 90 percent, most charging operations to private wallboxes and jobs take place “

    Something you have to read 3x and lead the clenched nonsense in mind.

    If averaged 30 km per day – then at a modern Bev is all 10 days for charging for 300 km. It takes on the HPC 1/2 hour and at AC-11kW 5 hours.
    Since 90% of charging operations take place at work, so every 100 days of public loading needs.
    At EIM numbers ratio 10 Bev: 1 charging point then every 10 days is once a BEV on the charging station for 30 minutes or 5 hours.
    What makes the charging station then 9 days + 23.5 hours or 9 days + 19 hours? Dust? Rust? Moon? Waiting for vandalism?

    Mean that seriously or have all the conceivable screws loose? How do they come to such nonsense numbers?
    A number ratio of 300: 1 will be inclined in the long term. All reserves are enough to cover the loading requirement .- Whole generously 200: 1.
    That does not mean that there is a good regional gaps in the supply but we have at the moment statistically a monstrous oversupply with charging points and short term will always doller.
    I do not bother me but I would like to know who there and what has expected.

  2. The report refers to the time until 2020. Now we have at the end of 2021 and thus he is M.E. largely irrelevant. An outlook on the expected development of the charging infrastructure in the next few years would have been more interesting.
    Because of the exponential course of the e-auto paragraph, I have the fear that we will ribble our eyes and all the way around the leasing, or, if not far enough, or too much money in the portal area, buy a pure BEV will still hold back.

  3. In my city in Saxony, the loading infrastructure is top. In last 2 months, 2 HPC and 2 places 22kW have added. They are 99% free.


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