Number of e-car charging points in Germany rises
The number of public and partially public electric vehicle charging points in Germany has risen by more than 25 percent from June 2017 to June 2018, to around 13,500, according to a press release from the German Energy Industry Association (BDEW). However, there are still many places, particularly in rural areas, with a dearth of charging stations, according to an article on FOCUS Online. Inadequate charging infrastructure is considered a major hurdle to the progress of electric vehicles, which have a market share of just 0.9 percent, the article says.
For background, read the dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector and the article Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push.