November 19, 2020 | How much and, above all, what kind of charging infrastructure for e-mobility needs to be installed in Germany by 2030? This question was investigated by RLI on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the National Control Center Charging Infrastructure (Leitstelle Ladeinfrastruktur) under the umbrella of NOW GmbH.
Charging infrastructure is a basic prerequisite for electrified transport
The German government has set itself the goal of reducing CO₂ emissions in Germany by 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. This goal can only be achieved if emissions in the transport sector are significantly reduced: through broad-based electrification of transport. The results of the study should provide a scientific basis for planning the charging infrastructure in line with demand.
Interdependencies instead of quotas
For the study, the methodological approach of “charge use-cases” was used, which does not, as usual, set a fixed quota of charging points for the total number of e-vehicles, but rather relates the different charging situations (at home, on the road, fast charging, slow charging, etc.) to each other and takes into account their interdependence. The focus of the considerations is therefore not the number of e-vehicles, but the amount of energy that is required for charging. This approach makes it possible to take into account new technical developments such as charging at higher power levels (HPC charging) and focuses on the needs of the users.