15 point plan of the VDA for the expansion of electromobility

15 point plan of the VDA for the expansion of electromobility

VDA plan for the expansion of electromobility

In order to bring e-mobility forward even faster in Germany, ambitious goals are required.
The Association of the Automotive Industry has summarized these goals in a 15-point plan for the future.

All 15 aspects of the VDA plan for the expansion of electromobility at a glance:

  1. Record investments
  2. Accelerate the removal of the charging station
  3. Charging at work
  4. Charge at home
  5. Loading while shopping
  6. Price guarantee
  7. Europe-Guarantee
  8. Supporting e-car buyers
  9. Smart payment at the charging station
  10. Fast charging rate
  11. Making truck traffic fossil-free
  12. Make electromobility sustainable
  13. Research, development and more qualification
  14. Turn e-cars into electricity storage systems
  15. Annual report on e-mobility

1. Record investments
The automotive industry is committed to the Paris climate protection goals and is investing around 150 billion euros. Euros by 2025 into e-mobility, new drives and digitization. This corresponds roughly to the amount that the federal budget invests in education, research, including space travel over the same period. In contrast to the state, the companies also have to generate the investments again. That is why the creation of the right location and framework conditions is an important prerequisite for the success of the transformation and thus also a necessary prerequisite for achieving the climate protection goals.

2. Accelerate the removal of the charging station
By 2030, Germany will need more than 1 million Charging points for e-cars and e-vans (electric light commercial vehicles). To do this, more than 2,000 new charging points have to be set up every week. However, only about 300 are currently being built on public spaces per week. A nationwide high-speed program with specific targets for the federal states and municipalities is needed to catch up. The same is necessary for the EU as a whole.

3. Charging at work
The expansion of charging points at employers must be accelerated with a separate program to promote the establishment of charging stations at companies. This requires a well-equipped funding program from the federal government. The federal government’s planned funding program should be implemented quickly.

4. Store at home
E-cars must be able to be charged at the place of residence. A further expansion of the wallbox program and an additional funding program for the legally required installation of charging points in underground garages and multi-storey car parks, retrospectively and in all new buildings, will help.

5. Loading while shopping
The expansion of charging points in retail must be accelerated. This requires an even larger program to promote and dispense with the requirement that charging points in retail parking spaces must be usable 24/7.

6. Price guarantee
The charging current must always be 100% green electricity and be permanently cheap. For this purpose, charging current must be excluded from the EEG surcharge and electricity taxes, for example.

7. Europe Warranty
Citizens would also like to take the e-car to other European countries, for example on vacation, goods and goods are just as naturally on the European road with the e-truck. The Federal Government must also contribute at European level to massively increasing the speed at which the charging infrastructure is set up and to ensuring that all European countries have a reliable charging infrastructure. The European Commission cannot refuse to accept responsibility for this task.

8. Supporting e-car buyers
The purchase of low-carbon vehicles (cars and light commercial vehicles) must continue to be supported. The federal government should therefore fund the environmental bonus with sufficient financial resources beyond the year 2022.

9. Smart payment at the charging station
We want citizens to be able to use their contract at every charging station (contract-based charging). We also reject the federal government’s plan to equip all new charging stations with outdated and no longer necessary technologies such as card readers. This requires a change in the charging station ordinance during this legislative period.

10. Fast charge rate
In order to reduce the number of necessary charging points, we recommend further increasing the number of fast charging points. This saves space, is usually more economical, and increases customer benefits. The power grid must also be expanded accordingly for this purpose in order to be able to provide the necessary power.

11. Make truck traffic fossil-free
The switch to e-trucks must be promoted more strongly and the infrastructure for e-trucks must be set up quickly with charging points along the main traffic axes and in the depot. This requires an ambitious expansion plan from the federal, state and local governments as well as expanded funding programs from the federal government. The amendment of the Electric Mobility Act is also an important milestone in terms of the legal framework: Commercial vehicles from 3.5 t must be included in the Electric Mobility Act.

12. Make electromobility sustainable
We need a new second life market for traction batteries which, after they have been used in vehicles, can be used to store energy. New take-back and recycling structures have to be added in order to reduce the dependency on imports of raw materials. This requires an export stop for used drive batteries and a program to set up the second-life structure in Germany and Europe.

13. Research, development and more qualifications
Many companies in the automotive industry, and especially among suppliers, have to change production and re-qualify their workforce. This goes hand in hand with considerable consequences for the employees concerned. In addition to the great efforts of the companies concerned, there is a need for funding programs from the federal government for development and qualification.

14. Turn e-cars into electricity storage systems
The drive batteries can serve as storage for the power grid. For this purpose, the corresponding legal requirements and financial incentives for e-car owners must be defined quickly. This means that e-car owners can be “grid-friendly” and benefit from it.

15th annual report on e-mobility
The tasks for the expansion of the charging infrastructure and the funding programs are distributed among several federal ministries, the federal states and municipalities, and the European Union. From 2022 onwards, the federal government should submit an annual report to the public on the expansion of the charging infrastructure in Germany, the funding programs and the status of target achievement in all other fields of action. The EU Commission should do the same for all of Europe.

 

 

Those: www.vda.de/de/verband/ueber-den-verband/vda-plan-ausbau-elektromobilit-t.html

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