In the "Publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Germany" funding program, the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport is providing a total of 500 million euros in individual funding calls for the development of public charging infrastructure by the end of 2025. But what exactly does the funding program entail? How does it compare internationally? What role do municipalities play in the development of charging infrastructure? And what developments does the control center expect by the end of 2023?
Conrad Hammer, Head of Federal-State-Municipal Coordination and the Funding Team at the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, reveals the answers.
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Conrad Hammer has been acting as Head of Federal-State-Municipal Coordination and the Funding Team at the National Charging Infrastructure Control Center in Berlin since the end of 2020.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVI), the National Lead Agency for Charging Infrastructure coordinates and manages activities to expand the charging infrastructure in Germany under the umbrella of the federally owned NOW GmbH. It provides support in planning, implementing and promoting the charging infrastructure. In order to better understand the need for charging columns, the control center collects relevant data and networks all the important players and shares its knowledge.