The market for e-cars is starting to grow. And charging stations for filling up with electricity are sprouting up like mushrooms. According to GoingElectric, at the beginning of 2019 there were more than 15,000 locations throughout Germany with almost 44,000 charging points for electric cars. Forecasts predict that once there are 1 million e-cars, the number of charging stations could rise to 80,000, which will be operated by a large number of providers.
Even today, the choice of charging station operators is so great that driving through Germany is confusing and complicated for drivers of electric cars. For example, it’s not always possible to pay by app, charge card, SMS, cash or credit card. In addition, there’s often a lack of price transparency as to how much it costs to recharge the battery.