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Source: BMVI

Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, said:

Charging stations must be available everywhere at any time. Only then can we successfully master the switch to battery electric mobility. We are systematically working on planning and implementing charging points throughout Germany by 2030 in a way that will allow everybody to travel with their electric vehicle without any restrictions. The new StandortTOOL is an important strategic tool for this.

Where do we stand?

  • Whether we will meet the climate change targets in the transport sector will largely depend on the success of alternative drivetrains. If we want to progress electric mobility, we must provide users with an appropriate charging infrastructure.
  • According to the Federal Network Agency, 17,453 normal power recharging points and 2,391 rapid charging points are publicly accessible at the moment.
  • To further progress the deployment, StandortTOOL will plan and calculate the upgrading required in the period until 2030.

What do we need StandortTOOL for?

  • There are many locations where the deployment of charging infrastructure does not seem economically viable. For this reason, in many cases, these locations are not developed or equipped with sufficient charging infrastructure even though it would be necessary in order to accommodate user needs.
  • StandortTOOL calculates the required infrastructure from a user point of view and takes into account further deployment planned over the period to 2030.
  • Electric mobility will only prevail if there is sufficient charging infrastructure at the right locations.

What can StandortTOOL do?

  • The plan is to create a dynamic data interface to which all charging stations will be connected. This way, StandortTOOL will allow everybody to have access to information about occupancy and prices.
  • It records and shows existing charging points and, as of the end of this year, it will also show infrastructure of alternative fuels (H2, LNG&CNG).
  • Existing and funded charging points can already be found in an interactive map online at
  • With StandortTOOL; the upgrading will be much more in line with requirements, since investors and local authorities can base their decisions on appropriate locations on it. In addition, StandortTOOL plans the required upgrading for H2, LNG&CNG refuelling infrastructure. The TOOL focuses on passenger car traffic, but it is also able to cover the commercial vehicle sector and identify synergies between the different applications.
  • The programme analyses the status quo, the development of the next years as well as the objectives of the Federal Government. It calculates future requirements based on traffic flows, socio-economic data as well as user and spatial structures. This way, for instance, it can calculate the number of charging points needed to avoid longer waiting times at an existing motorway interchange. The results of such complex calculations are illustrated in a map in a convenient and clearly structured manner.