VoltMinister of Transportation Andreas Shure (CSU) has asked Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) to provide more funds to support private charging stations for electric vehicles. Scheuer wrote in a letter to Scholz that due to continued high demand, funding for a 500 million euro funding program only lasted until this Thursday. The German News Agency received this letter.
Scheuer asked the Minister of Finance to add another 200 million euros to the plan from the existing resources of the Energy and Climate Fund. “Stopping at this point will send a bad signal during the acceleration phase of German electric vehicles.”
The letter said that the plan is a huge incentive to accelerate the purchase of electric vehicles. Charging electric vehicles in private parking spaces is essential for the development of a high-performance and reliable charging infrastructure network. Through this plan, the federal government supports the installation of so-called wall boxes.
Hildegard Müller, chairman of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers, stated that the federal government should continue the plan to promote the development of private charging infrastructure. “Therefore, we clearly welcome the proposal of Federal Minister Shure. Germany has fallen behind in expanding the charging infrastructure Schultz criticism. “The Minister of Finance should now act quickly to allow consumers to ensure safety in a planned way.”
On the other hand, left-wing traffic politician Jörg Cezanne said: “The promotion of publicly accessible charging stations will be more helpful to electric vehicles than installing electronic fuel pumps in the front yard. In addition, the plan also has social imbalances because Millions of taxes only go to people who can afford expensive electric cars.”