The transformation of automobiles to electricization has become a major trend, so Germany, the automotive industry powerhouse, is also making a positive response strategy. Moreover, Germany is one of the most active countries in Europe to deal with electric vehicles, in addition to the huge new energy car subsidies, the government will come up with additional financial subsidies, increase the construction of charging piles, even gas stations have to build overcharge piles.
According tomedia reports, the German government recently announced that in order to further promote electric vehicle sales, Germany will accelerate the transformation of gas stations in the country to fast charging stations.
According to plans announced by the German government, 25 percent of gas stations in Germany are expected to be able to charge electric cars quickly by 2022, rising to 50 percent by the end of 2024 and 75 percent by 2026.
To this end, Germany’s major gas stations will be built power is not less than 150kW of fast charging piles. However, the construction cost of overcharging piles is not low. Earlier, the German government had pledged 2.5 billion euros ($19.4 billion) to build a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, while allowing gas stations involved in the renovation to use the funds.
At present, Germany’s electric vehicle infrastructure is extremely rapid, as of May this year, the total number of charging piles in Germany reached 277,000, up nearly 60% year-on-year. And public charging piles in Germany are already able to charge 440,000 electric cars.
In addition, Germany’s subsidies for electric cars are also large, as long as the purchase of pure electric vehicles of less than 40,000 euros, German consumers can enjoy, the government provides a maximum of 6,000 euros (about 46,000 yuan) car subsidies.
Sales of new energy vehicles in Germany are growing rapidly in such a car-buying subsidy and car-use environment. Germany sold 204,300 new energy vehicles in the January-September period, accounting for 15.6 percent of new car sales, according to data released by the Federal Motor Transport Agency.