In the framework of the program "National development plans for electric mobility" the Federal government promotes the spread of electric mobility in Germany. In addition, the EU environment Ministers decided last week that new cars must reduce their CO2 emissions fleet average by 2030 to 35 percent. This is likely to be without an increasing electrification of the fleet is hardly feasible. More E-cars require but also the development and Expansion of a charging infrastructure. This progress is so far slow and is associated with high investments.

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A study of the power Management provider Eaton, in cooperation with Aurora, a consultancy for the energy market, we calculated that investments in the charging infrastructure can be profitable. The study focus on commercial and industrial load opportunities, for example in car parks or at highway rest stops. SP-X 1,612 of charging points with more than 22 kilowatts of power, according to the Federal network Agency

investments can pay off

For the study, the experts assumed that it will be up to 2040, on the streets of Germany about 23 million Stromer. As a result, the annual electricity will need for commercial and industrial locations, such as on-the-job, on 13-17 Terra watt hours to rise.

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As in Germany, less than 60 percent of the households have a private Parking space, charging stations at commercial and industrial sites, with an increasing spread of E-cars. According to Aurora the need for charging stations in the commercial sector is expected to amount to up to 2040, to between two and four million.

Germany has the highest electricity prices in the EU

For such investments in the amount of from three to eight billion euros were necessary, according to the study The once enormous amounts of money, but the study also shows that from 2030 onwards gains can be achieved if the users pay for the electricity consumed. With a margin of five to eleven cents per/kWh, a positive return would result for the analyzed scenarios, for the most part. The Problem for the consumer: you pay now because of the exorbitant cost of the energy transition has the highest electricity prices in Europe – approximately 25 to 30 cents per kilowatt-hour. Tendency: Ascending.

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sell The study considered three different scenarios:

1. Download on-the-job

Under the assumption that four employees share a charging column could be, the scenario is profitable, if either the employer or the driver of the E-cars eleven cents/kWh above the retail electricity price.

2. Public car parks

Here could already expect a margin of three cents/kWh. The present value (i.e. the sum of the initial investment, operating costs and the margin on the electricity costs) could amount to so per charging station in twelve years (from 2030) to 3000 Euro. Retailers that offer charging facilities on their own Parking lots, benefit from an increase in sales. Thus, annual sales were increases of 5000-8000 euros per load point.

3. Highway rest stops

Under the condition that the charging points are used on a daily basis for at least six hours, could motorway service areas at a price of five cents above the retail price of electricity, positive returns can be achieved. For over twelve years (starting in 2030), this would result in grid squares so a cash value of 25,000 euros. Database, testing,, test drive: All-electric cars in Germany

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business model: Free of charge much more attractive for owners of E-cars, it would of course be if you could store your cars cheaper or free. Here, the chances would be quite that small and independent businesses in competition with the monopolists, such as "Tank & Rast" could occur by offering Free electricity, while the customer is shopping with them. Supermarket chains such as Aldi have already discovered E-car owners and offer – however limited – fast stations to charge their Parking.

Excess wind power is supposed to be free,

does not solve another Problem technically as simple As just peak load periods, the electricity price is particularly high, can save intelligent charging management, the customers money and at the same time, the networks will relieve the congestion. Is loaded to the time when electricity is cheap. At night, for example, where in Germany, unused wind power abroad is wasted, would have to be the Load of E-cars actually free. Thus, for instance, in the U.S. state of Texas night-time electricity free of charge – Texas is one of the largest wind power producers in the United States. In addition, can be reduced through targeted distribution of the burden of the cost of network expansion.

Various car manufacturers such as Nissan and VW are working to make the car itself to the energy storage. Could periods of high demand so the private car for power storage. This is possible only if the vehicle is not needed for several hours, so that there is enough time for the subsequent load operation – ideally over night. Whether this "Vehicle-to-Grid"-worth functions. Yet it is missing in Germany in any case to the legal framework. Here, the Auto-Newsletter

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