Electromobility in Germany is clearly on the rise, as can be seen not least from the rising number of new registrations of electric vehicles in recent years. A major goal of the German government in the context of the climate protection debate is to have around seven to ten million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030. In order to further promote electric mobility in Germany, the federal government has defined a clear package of measures:
- Increase in the purchase premium
- Further tax exemptions
- Expansion of the charging infrastructure
To promote the expansion of the charging infrastructure, the Federal Cabinet adopted the Charging Infrastructure Master Plan on November 18, 2019. Among other things, it states that a total of one million charging points have to be available throughout Germany by 2030. However, this does not only mean charging stations in public areas, but also in private homes and other properties. The construction of charging points in both the public and private sectors as well as the expansion of a charging infrastructure are facilitated by the existence of a well-developed electrical infrastructure.
A safe charging infrastructure has a significant influence on the safe charging operation of an electric vehicle, as the charging facility for electric vehicles is either directly connected to the supply network or to the electrical system of the subscriber of such a supply network.