Nahaufnahme des Stromversorgungskabels zum Aufladen eines Elektroautos | © Getty Images/AndreyPopov
Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure
Electric mobility will play a key role in the future energy system in Germany. A growing share of renewable energy will increasingly be used to electrify the future transport sector. Electric vehicles will therefore have a big impact on the electricity grid. Germany has set itself the goal of becoming the leading market and provider for electric mobility by 2020 as part of its longterm zero emission mobility vision. Although the electric mobility market is still small in absolute terms, domestic demand for electric vehicles is rising. The upcoming demand for charging infrastructure and related innovation is huge. Be a part of this dynamic market.
Germany Trade & Invest can help international companies looking to cooperate with German partners, become involved in demonstration projects, and expand through direct investment.
Increasing electric mobility uptake in Germany
- Incentive programs for charging infrastructure are offered in several federal states, e.g. in North-Rhine Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, and Bavaria.
- The German government offers sales subsidies for new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
- Passenger electric vehicles enjoy motor vehicle tax exemption for 10 years.
- If employees recharge their electric vehicles at their place of work, this will no longer be deemed a taxable benefit in kind.
Roberto Multineddu, Managing Director, DAIKIN Applied Germany GmbH | © DAIKIN Applied Germany GmbH + GTAI
Roberto Multineddu, Managing Director - DAIKIN Applied Germany GmbH
„We are an applied dedicated company, sales and service for large scale air-conditioning for commercial and industrial applications. In 2016, we decided to expand our business especially in Germany, because there is a big market for us. The reason why we chose Frankfurt is that it is a central location within Europe, an international environment, and a vibrant start-up scence. To reach this conclusion, we had big support from the GTAI team to study the market and German culture in a very short term, which we appreciate very, very much!“ (2018)