Volkswagen wants to install 36,000 charging stations for electric cars in Europe by 2025.
The Volkswagen Group announces a significant increase in investments in charging infrastructure for electric cars with the intention of installing 36,000 charging stations for electric cars in Europe by 2025.
In recent years, they have already participated in the development of some recharging networks, like Ionity, but the German automaker now expects to expand its direct involvement in charging electric vehicles.
Across Europe, the Group will install a total of 36,000 top-up points by 2025, 11,000 of which will be installed at the group's facilities and at around 3,000 dealers in all major cities.
Overall, the Group invests around € 250 million.
“Charging infrastructure will increasingly become the crucial factor for the rapid breakthrough of e-mobility in Germany. Charging an electric car must become just as easy and normal as charging a smart phone. This is why we need significantly more charging stations in public spaces and simple rules for the installation of private Wallboxes. Volkswagen intends to send out a signal and is becoming involved in the development of charging infrastructure at all levels,” says Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand responsible for E-Mobility.
“There is potential for e-mobility to become a genuine success story in Germany. If industry and politicians make a concerted effort, we can overcome the challenges of charging infrastructure very fast. Similarly, we can only master the technology-driven structural transformation in our industry by working together,” says E-Mobility Board Member Thomas Ulbrich. “Germany needs an e-mobility masterplan.”
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