Volkswagen to build 12,000 charging points in its parking lots in Germany; 10% of its parking spaces
The German Press Agency dpa reported that Volkswagen plans to build 12,000 charging points for electric vehicles in the next few years at its company parking lots in Germany—10% of the company’s 120,000 parking spaces for employees. The plans were announced by CEO Martin Winterkorn behind closed doors at the National Conference on Electric Mobility earlier this week in Berlin, according to unnamed sources cited by dpa. Volkswagen subsequently confirmed the plans.
According to the German National Platform for Electric Mobility, there are currrently some 4,800 publicly accessible charging points and another 100 fast charging points in the country.
Although Winterkorn reportedly said that it is not the business model of the automobile industry to build charging stations, VW wants to set an example, as e-mobility in Germany has not really budged. “Therefore, in my view, much is to be said for a large investment partnership of government and industry for the best possible public charging infrastructure in Germany,” dpa quoted Winterkorn as saying.