„There are not enough charging stations for electric cars.”
Currently just under 25.000 charging stations (Statista, 2021)
are installed in Germany. However, the charging stations are often hidden away in parking garages and in a corner of public parking lots.
Charging stations should be predominantly installed where they are needed. In addition to fast chargers on highways, there is a lack of charging stations in places we frequent every day; the places where we park our car. AC charging stations (“wallboxes”) are often fully adequate for charging an electric vehicle during work, while shopping, at the gym or at home. Everyday charging becomes simple and convenient with our Webasto wallboxes. KfW, the government-owned investment and development bank, is also offering subsidies for private charging stations for electric cars worth 900 euros.
“Charging electric cars takes too long."
If you drive a conventional car with a combustion engine, you will be driving around with several times the amount of energy you need in the tank. Driving an electric car requires a different way of thinking here, as the range is currently still lower.
However, the average German drives less than 30 km per day. With a charging capacity of 11kW, the electric car can charge the required amount of energy (let’s assume 15kWh per 100km) in less than half an hour. As most cars stay in the same spot for most of the day anyway, this parking time can also be used to charge the vehicle, even if it’s just here and there.
The main concern regarding the purchase of electric cars is the high initial cost.