Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

Federal Network Agency reports 50,901 public charging points

A total of 50,901 publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles were registered with the Federal Network Agency as of 1 December 2021, which is around 11,600 more charging points than in the same month last year.

Of these, 43,325 were normal charging points - i.e. AC charging points up to 22 kW - and 7,576 were fast charging points - DC charging points with more than 22 kW. By way of comparison, on 1 July there were still 39,115 normal charging points and 6,600 fast charging points. Currently, the fast charger share is 14.9 percent, compared with 13.6 percent in December 2020. In December 2019, the Federal Network Agency recorded 28,671 public charging points.

Among the fast charging points, the number of charging points with 150 kW capacity and more has also increased: on December 1 of this year, 2,936 HPCs were registered with the BNetzA in Germany, compared to just 1,385 in December 2020 - a growth of 112 percent.

As the proportion of HPC (and also slower DC charging points) has increased, so has the average capacity, which is 29.3kW, according to the release. In total, there is now around 1.5GW of public charging capacity installed (up from 1.1GW in the same month last year).