Utility’s subsidiaries to install over 700 EV charging points across Germany with the help of government grants
As part of the German government’s program to promote e-mobility, E.ON’s regional companies have submitted applications for a total of more than 700 charging points. The majority of the applications were submitted by Avacon, Bayernwerk, E.DIS and Hansewerk on behalf of municipalities with which the companies are aiming to work in partnership for the development of charging infrastructure.
The announcement follows a commitment made by the company in late 2016 to expand its electro-mobility business.
The national program to promote electric charging pillars for the expansion of e-mobility has been running since March 1, 2017. As part of this program, private investors, cities and municipalities can submit grant applications for new charging stations. The government’s aim is to create a comprehensive charging infrastructure with 15,000 points spread throughout the country. The prerequisites for funding include the stipulation that the charging stations must be publicly accessible and operated using power from renewable sources.
Using various models, E.ON’s regional companies are offering charging infrastructure for all public or commercial parking areas, including a charging pillar with a 46-inch interactive screen.
All charging solutions can be combined with a service package which can cover all steps in the development or the modernisation of charging infrastructure: from the advance consultation on products and subsidies to intelligent load management, operation and maintenance.
E.ON is already partnered with Danish company CLEVER, in founding a platform to set up infrastructure throughout Europe. Both companies recently entered into a partnership with the Norwegian service station chain XY, under which 20 locations will initially be equipped with ultra-fast charging stations.
The two are also in talks with automobile manufacturers, licensors for motorway service stations and operators of service and filling station as well as other potential partners in Germany.