New registrations of electric vehicles (EVs) have increased by a factor of 8 over the past 3 years in Germany. While just 25,056 EVs were registered in all of 2017, in December 2020 alone the figure was as high as 43,671 - and 194,163 were registered in the entire year of 2020.
While innogy and EnBW have commissioned 776 and 761 new charging points, respectively, in the last two years, this figure is less than 50 for 16 of the 50 largest operators.
About half of the charging stations charge per kWh (52%). Around one 6ᵗʰ charge for charging time. 1 in 8 charging stations charges for a combination of charging volume and duration. 1 in 10 charges a flat rate. And as many as 6% of charging stations give away the electricity for free.