EnBW installs its 5,000th fast-charging point in Germany

EnBW announces that it now has 5,000 fast-charging points in operation in Germany. The energy supplier set up the first units in 2016 and has rapidly increased the installation rate since then. A further 1,000 charging points are to be installed by the end of the year.

Image: EnBW; Photographer: Endre Dulic

To mark the anniversary charging point, EnBW is publishing a chart showing the development of its fast-charging network in Germany. Between 2016 and 2018, it initially started with a small number of chargers, with the first 1,000 charging points in operation between 2019 and 2020. The 3,000 mark was reached by the end of 2022. The expansion was nearly exponential until 2023, since then EnBW has slowed down somewhat, but wants to pick up the pace again in the second half of the year in order to reach 6,000 fast chargers in Germany by the end of the year. The medium-term target is 30,000 fast-charging points by 2030, which means that the number will increase fivefold from the end of 2024. EnBW is prepared to invest around 200 million euros per year to achieve this.

EnBW’s charging network growth was somewhat slower in the first half of 2024. However, the energy supplier states that more 400 kW chargers went into operation between January and June than in the same period in 2023. The message: things are continuing to progress rapidly in the peak power range.

“We offer drivers the largest, nationwide fast-charging infrastructure in Germany and are using it to drive electric cars of all brands,” comments EnBW board member Colette Rückert-Hennen, who is responsible for the e-mobility sector. “Our guiding principle is geared towards the needs of users: Fast charging must be available where they are – where they shop, park or take a break on their long-distance journey. Because charging is not refuelling, and fast charging fits conveniently into people’s everyday lives.”

Incidentally, the most recent charging park opening dates from this week: EnBW inaugurated a new hub in Heiligenhafen on the Baltic Sea yesterday. The site currently offers twelve HPC charging points, albeit with a maximum of 300 kW. In April, the ‘NextLevel Ladepark’ in Lichtenau near Chemnitz also stood out among all the locations opened this year. It features a new location concept presented by EnBW at the IAA Mobility in September 2023. Features include a roof made of wooden elements, low-CO2 transformers and paving stones made from recycled materials. In addition, Chemnitz will have low-barrier charging stations, seating, automatic toilets, an educational playground for children and an automated “Rewe ready shop”.

enbw.com (in German)


about „EnBW installs its 5,000th fast-charging point in Germany“

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *