The Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) announces which companies will build the Germany network: Together with the companies that have been awarded a contract, Dr. Volker Wissing, Federal Minister of Digital Affairs and Transport, gives the starting signal for the expansion of around 8,000 new fast charging points for electric cars at a total of 900 locations throughout Germany in front of BayWa AG’s corporate headquarters. With the Deutschlandnetz initiative, the BMDV is ensuring a nationwide, demand-based and user-friendly fast-charging network throughout Germany and, together with selected partner companies, is closing any remaining “white spots” on the charging map. “Individual mobility is a valuable asset in a free society. That is why I am pleased that we, as the Federal Ministry of Transport, are setting a milestone with the Germany Network, which will ensure a reliably available range of fast-charging options in Germany for users. With the Germany Network, we are sensibly and purposefully supplementing the expansion activities of the charging infrastructure operators. Simple fast charging without gaps on the charging map will thus become a reality,” said Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing.
The contract for the Bavaria lot goes to BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH
Christian Krüger, Managing Director of BayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH, adds: “Setting up charging parks – that’s the powerful sprint. Operating the infrastructure economically over the long term – that’s the long-distance run. We want to make a business model out of the operation of large charging parks, similar to our filling stations. For this, the Germany network is the right starting point.”
Modular design, sanitary facilities, store and PV system on the roof.
The first BayWa charging parks with 4-16 charging points are already scheduled to be built by mid-2024. The entire roll-out will be completed by the end of 2026. All charging points have an output of at least 200 kW and thus offer several hundred kilometers of range within a short time. An important design feature of the new BayWa charging parks is their modularity. Thus, a charging park can be equipped with a roofed PV system or service island. Construction is carried out almost exclusively using sustainable building methods. Special focus is placed on the quality of the location and the quality of the stay during the charging process. The majority of HPC sites are complemented by catering and sanitary facilities.