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.
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markets Germany - Issue 2/2018 "Vive La e-Volution" | © GTAI
markets Germany - Issue 2/2018
Vive La e-Volution!
The e-mobility industry in Germany is on course for mass market penetration by 2020, with production, R&D and supporting technologies ramping up to meet that target. Is now the perfect time to invest? More [pdf]
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.
Zheng Fan, Managing Director XCharge Europe GmbH | © XCharge Europe GmbH /GTAI
Zheng Fan, Managing Director, XCharge Europe GmbH
"Hamburg is a pioneering place in electromobility, in no other city is the number of charging stations per person higher. The ITS World Congress will be here in 2021, and the rails of the ‚new silk road‘ will end in Hamburg’s harbour. These are just some of the reasons we decided to make this Hanseatic city the location of our European headquarters.“ (2018)