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In the leading position: Berlin has Germany's densest charging infrastructure network

04/12/2016 Berlin April 1, 2016: The capital region takes a leading position in Germany with around 770 charging points (as of March 28, 2016). Based on the population, the 636 charging stations makes Berlin the place with the densest network compared to more than 900 cities and towns in Germany. Stuttgart and Hamburg, by a wide margin, are following in second and third place. Also in terms of spatial surface, Berlin is again at the helm among all the states, followed by Hamburg and Bremen.

"In Berlin, there are more than 100 projects and approximately 3,000 electric vehicles, making the capital region the largest practice lab for electromobility in Germany. In total, there are about 770 unrestricted publicly accessible charging points in Berlin and Brandenburg. Private charging infrastructure not available to the public is not included here. There's an increase of 30 percent compared to the previous year”, emphasizes Gernot Lobenberg, Director of the Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO.

A recently published survey by the BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. counted 5,836 publicly accessible charging points in Germany at the end of 2015. The results are based on a survey by the BDEW member companies in Germany. Moreover, there are even more charging infrastructure operators in the regions and also in Berlin that have built and operate charging points within project frameworks, which are not included in the BDEW survey. This includes, for example, the Deutsche Bahn and The New Motion.