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Berlin (dpa / lnw) – North Rhine-Westphalia is number two among the large states in Germany in terms of the density of the public charging network for electric cars. According to current figures from the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW), the most populous federal state has 161 charging points per 1000 square kilometers. The charging point density is only higher in Baden-Württemberg with 173 charging options per 1000 square kilometers. In total there are almost 5500 publicly accessible charging points in NRW.
Among the major cities, Berlin has the lead in the city ranking of the BDEW charging station register with 1,355 public charging points. The capital is closely followed by Munich (1286 charging points) and Hamburg (1161). Stuttgart (498), Essen (366, Regensburg (263), Düsseldorf (259) and Cologne (236) come a long way behind. The data comes from the nationwide “charging station register”, which the BDEW also operates. They show the situation at the end of October /Beginning of November.
All over Germany, drivers of electric vehicles can tap electricity at 33 107 charging points. From the perspective of Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU), that is currently sufficient. Because the sale of electric cars is currently picking up speed, the expansion of the charging network is to be accelerated. The Association of the Automotive Industry is also pushing for more speed in the construction of charging stations.