Stimulate Consumption! Germany Requires Gas Station to Install EV charging piles

Stimulate Consumption! Germany Requires Gas Station to Install Charging Piles

Recently, Germany has required that every gas station in its country be equipped with EV charging piles. It is reported that this requirement appeared in a US$146 billion economic recovery plan, which was introduced after the new coronavirus pandemic. Its goal is to accelerate the process of transitioning drivers from polluting vehicles to zero-emission vehicles. The stimulus plan will include a new tax on those who buy internal combustion engine SUVs.

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On the other hand, the plan also requires a subsidy of $6,800 (at the current exchange rate) to increase the cost of electric vehicles. In the United States, the federal government will provide up to $7,500 in tax credits for electric car buyers, but as automakers’ sales of electric cars reach a certain amount, this credit will come to an end. GM and Tesla were the first to reach this upper limit.

When considering the purchase of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure has always been one of the issues that consumers are most concerned about. As there are too few charging stations, "mileage anxiety" will follow. Mileage anxiety has always been one of the main factors preventing consumers from accepting electric vehicles. In Germany, sales of electric vehicles accounted for only 1.8% of total new car sales last year, while sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles accounted for 32% and 59.2%, respectively. The German Motor Vehicle Administration KBA said that in May this year, new car sales in Germany were 168,148, of which only 5,578 (accounting for about 3.3%) were electric vehicles.
Germany wants to further promote the development of electric vehicles, requiring a minimum of 70,000 charging stations and 7,000 rapid stations. In the past 10 years, with the improvement of battery pack design and battery cell chemistry, the performance of electric vehicles has increased by 40%.

Besides, the fuel efficiency of fuel vehicles has also been improved, resulting in a reduction in the number of gas stations. The German Road Rescue Association ADAC stated that the number of gas stations in Germany was 14,118 in 2020, while in 1965, the number of gas stations in Germany was 40,640.

However, private companies and car manufacturers are also working hard to solve this problem, and they are building new charging networks around the world. Many car manufacturers also cooperate with the European Ionity network, which will be able to support any brand of electric vehicles. By 2020, the Ionity network will have 400 charging stations, but its ultimate goal is to have a charging station every 75 miles on European highways.

As early as November 4, 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the federal government will invest 3.5 billion euros to expand electric vehicle public charging piles, and 50,000 new charging piles are expected to be quickly put in place.

Merkel inspected the German Volkswagen Group’s electric car factory in the eastern city of Zwickau on the same day, saying that so far, road traffic has emitted too much carbon dioxide, so mass production of electric cars is very important, 50,000 charging Piles should be built in place quickly to protect vehicle charging.

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