E.ON has joined the Germany Network (Deutschlandnetz), after being awarded the contract to build and operate more than 1,200 new fast charging points at around 140 locations by the Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport in Munich. In total, around 8,000 new charging points will be added to the existing charging infrastructure in Germany.
“Individual mobility is a valuable asset in a free society,” said Federal Minister Volker Wissing. “That is why I am pleased that, as the Federal Ministry of Transport, we are setting a milestone with the Deutschlandnetz, which guarantees users a reliably available range of fast charging options in Germany. With the Deutschlandnetz, we are complementing the expansion activities of the charging infrastructure operators in a meaningful and targeted way. Simple fast charging without gaps in the charging map will thus become a reality.”
“We are proud to have driven the development of the charging infrastructure in Germany from the very beginning and that E.ON will now also become one of the largest operators of the Deutschlandnetz,” said Patrick Lammers, Board Member for Customer Solutions at E.ON. “The aim is to have 15 million electric vehicles on German roads by 2030. To achieve this, we are committed to a rapid and unbureaucratic expansion of the charging infrastructure to meet the needs of users. We are convinced that this is the way to achieve the climate targets in the transport sector.”
E.ON’s subsidiary E.ON Drive Infrastructure will build the 140 new sites in north-western and southern Germany. They were part of a tender for a total of around 1,000 sites across the country, which were awarded in 23 regional lots. E.ON will provide a charging capacity of up to 400 kilowatts (kW) at the new sites. The installation is expected to be completed by 2026 and will be realised together with suitable location partners.