Number of electric vehicle charging stations in Germany 2012-2019, by type

As of October 2019, there were 34,639 publicly available charging stations for electric vehicles in Germany. This was 23-times as many as were found in 2012. The most common type was normal charge with up to 22 kilowatts, whereas Combined Charging Systems (CCS) were the most numerous fast charging type, at 2,559 installed units.
The increase in charging stations throughout the country is a result of growing efforts to help further electric mobility as a step away from fossil fuel dependent infrastructure.

Charging stations in Europe

By mid-2019, a total of 170,149 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) were spread throughout Europe, the greatest number of which were found in Germany. This translated into 8.2 PEVs per charging station in 2018.

Electric vehicle sales

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) made up 18 percent of electric vehicles (EV) sold in Germany in 2018. They were the least popular electric vehicle type, with battery electric vehicles edging ahead of them at 36,541 units sold. Overall, 164,401 EVs were bought by consumers in Germany, roughly a third of which were hybrid electric vehicles.

Number of electric vehicle charging stations by type in Germany from 2012 to 2019*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* As of October 2019.

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