What drivers pay for varies. Almost three quarter of charging points charge drivers for a combination of charging duration and volume (73.7%). The second most common form of billing is based purely on volume (18.2%), followed by duration only (4%). 2.6% of charging points charge a flat fee per charging session and 1.6% give electricity away for free.
Looking at the share of charging points: Normal chargers make up the majority with 84%. The rest is made up of fast chargers (11%) and ultra fast chargers (5%)
Across Germany there are 50 charging points per 100,000 inhabitants but the coverage varies heavily between regions. At the top Baden-Wurttemberg counts 72 charging points per 100,000 inhabitants. At the bottom Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania only counts 23 – less than a third of the leader’s ratio.