Germany Requires 80% of Gas Stations to Allow EV Charging

Germany is planning to become a leader in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure by introducing a law that mandates 80% of service stations to offer fast-charging options with at least 150 kilowatts for EVs. This move, announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, aims to address the current shortage of EV charging points in the country. Presently, Germany has 90,000 public EV chargers and aims to increase this number to 1 million by the end of the decade.

This legislation is seen as crucial to achieving Germany’s goal of having 15 million EVs on the road by 2030, as concerns about limited charging options have hindered EV adoption, especially in rural areas. While the proposal is welcomed by many, it also faces opposition, with protestors demanding more investment in public transit and environmental initiatives. If successful, this legislation could set an example for other countries looking to boost their EV infrastructure.